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#Selfcare is defined by @WHO as the ability of individuals, families & communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, & cope with illness with or without the support of a healthcare provider. Learn what it means for #COVID19: https://t.co/NDVOjYpfAV

Public health crises, like #COVID19, exacerbate gender inequalities: it's when adolescent pregnancy rates increase due to more barriers to accessing #contraception & #GBV increases due to diminished ability to leave unsafe homes.

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Access to all healthcare services matter in a #pandemic. The #coronavirus exacerbates health system challenges. @EngenderHealth is working to make sure #SRHR is not neglected. https://t.co/RBZcSRHV6H

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Speaking on @GlobalHealthOrg webinar, EngenderHealth CEO @TraciLBaird says we need to work together to find safe ways to continue #SRHR & #globalhealth advocacy during the #COVID19 crisis to ensure we lose as little ground as possible while still supporting the #pandemic response

As the #globalhealth community works to address the #coronavirus pandemic, how can we remain vigilant about #SRHR and #genderequality?

@EngenderHealth's President & CEO @TraciLBaird explains how this critical work can be addressed. https://t.co/SzReV6AHeB

"During these uncertain times, we should bolster global programs that provide health services and information—not diminish them." Yes!! Thanks @Monica_Kerrigan for your great piece in @MsMagazine on why we must #Fight4Her and #EndGlobalGag. https://t.co/dNeZQIajZS

We must ensure that the #COVID19 crisis doesn't undermine the progress the world has made on #SRHR & #genderequality and that, in fact, we continue to make progress for women & girls.

Read more from our Pres & CEO @TraciLBaird on @GlobalHealthOrg's blog: https://t.co/vv3OaxreV0

Don't forget to register for our #FistulaCareOnline panel with @FistulaCare Plus, @USAID, @Pop_Council, and @JoinViamo!
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On @SRHMJournal #SRHR4all webinar, @lizziekiama of @this_ability_ke says persons w/disabilities faced stigma & barriers long before #COVID19. Now, many face greater risk of infection etc. Govts must prioritize health & rights of persons w/disabilities, now & always! @WomenDeliver

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Overview

Every day, an estimated 5,400 people become infected with HIV globally, and more than 1 million contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Currently, an estimated 37 million people are living with HIV, more than two-thirds of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. While new cases have been reported in all regions of the world, approximately 68% are in Sub-Saharan Africa and 40% of all new infections happen among people under the age of 25. Women account for more than half the total number of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Clearly, the need for quality HIV, AIDS, and STI services is more important than ever.

While HIV treatment is becoming more widely available globally, such treatment still eludes many people living in the world’s poorest communities. Health care systems in many developing countries struggle to provide even basic health services. Although many more people have started HIV care and treatment in the past few years, there are still many challenges; not only is medication often unavailable in some places, but there are not adequate numbers of health care providers trained to help clients prevent HIV or STIs or to treat or counsel men and women living with HIV or AIDS. Additionally, health workers often discriminate against people living with HIV and perpetuate the stigma surrounding HIV in their workplaces and communities.

EngenderHealth is addressing these inequities in care by training health care providers, improving health services, and advocating for national policies that respond to the needs of people living with HIV. EngenderHealth is:

By joining forces with government health ministries, community-based organizations, and local health facilities, EngenderHealth is implementing HIV and AIDS programs that are effective and sustainable in countries such as KenyaTanzania, and Uganda, among others.

Recently, the CHAMPION Project worked for six years to increase men’s positive involvement in preventing the spread of HIV in Tanzania. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the project took a holistic approach to HIV prevention and addresses the underlying gender issues that drive HIV transmission. Over the life of the project, CHAMPION reached more than 345,000 individuals with HIV and reproductive health interventions, and over 260,000 individuals with interventions for preventing gender-based violence. CHAMPION’s campaign against gender-based violence received the prestigious Avon Global Communications Award. Watch videos and read more about it on the project’s page.

EngenderHealth is a key partner on the new Sauti-TZ project, led by Jhpiego, which began in early 2015. Sauti-TZ is working to provide services to key and vulnerable populations in support of Tanzania’s commitment to HIV prevention. The populations that are the focus of Sauti-TZ activities include sex workers, men who have sex with men, young women aged 15–24, men in mobile populations, and male clients of sex workers.

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