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COVID-19: How We’re Responding

Our Work

Aujourd'hui 24 novembre, veille de la commémoration des #16jours , marque la fin de l'atelier de formation des médias et blogueurs sur les #VBG. Nous tenons à remercier tous nos partenaires qui ont rendu cela possible.
@MinistereEnfant @UnfpaCI @ACF_CI @EngenderHealth @CACi225

It’s Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & day 1 of #16Days of Action Against GBV. We’re working to #EndGBV by transforming harmful gender norms, supporting survivor-centered services & improving multi-sectoral prevention & response @UN_Women #OrangeTheWorld

(1/3) 10 EngenderHealth staff took part in @wizara_afyatz's National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam last week. #RMNCAH

EngenderHealth was honored to share information on our work with former President of #Tanzania H.E. @jmkikwete & @mohznz Minister of Health for Zanzibar H.E. Ahmed Nassor Mazrui, who visited our booth during @wizara_afyatz’s #RMNCAH Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam. #SRHR

During the RMNCAH+N Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam, EngenderHealth Country Rep. for Tanzania @MasakoPrudence moderated a plenary session, supported by @MkapaFoundation, which focused on strategic HRH investment to improve maternal & newborn health outcomes. #RMNCAH

(1/2) Coming up from 1-2:30pm PET/EST, 4 EngenderHealth @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress poster presentations! #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

📣 Coming up from 1-3pm PET/EST, our 2nd @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress poster presentation on supporting youth to improve adolescent & youth sexual & reproductive health & rights across West & Central Africa. Check it out! #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

It's #WorldChildrensDay. Every child deserves the chance to live a healthy life. Supported by @UNICEFIndia, we trained Adolescent Girl Champions to promote healthy newborn care practices to improve newborn girl survival in Bihar, India. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/KYBO50GSzSs

📣 Starting at 6pm PET/EST, our 1st @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress on Adolescent Health poster presentation on understanding sexual & reproductive health knowledge, attitudes & practices among adolescents in Bihar, India 🇮🇳. #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress
http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

@POuagaPF Engagement renouvelé. Bravo au #Mali pour ce pas en avant @EngenderHealth

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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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