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📢 All pregnant people deserve safe & respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth.
Learn how we're helping ensure access to quality obstetric surgical care with @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery

Get the pulse of family planning with @drtlaleng

On September 22 Dr. T & @ICFP2022 Will bring together youth FP champions from around the world to discuss what is being done to protect access to #FP during #COVID19 in honor of #WCD2021

Register today! https://icfp2022.org/the-pulse

It's #EqualPayDay! At EngenderHealth, we’re working not only to close the pay gap, but also to ensure pay equity. We’ve developed a robust gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI) policy that guides our work. Learn more in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-EqualPay

USAID invests in high-impact interventions that expand access to life-saving maternal & newborn health care and ensure #MomAndBaby receive respectful and nurturing care they need and deserve http://ow.ly/RI2550Gativ

Quality of care is essential for #patientsafety

⛔️ Poor quality care accounts for 61% of newborn & 50% of maternal deaths. Learn how our work with @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery aims to improve maternal health care quality ➡️ http://ow.ly/vdHl50GboAQ

This #WorldPatientSafetyDay, we urge the global community to remember that increasing access to maternal health services must never compromise quality, safety, or #respectfulcare.

Read more in our new blog with @USAID_MOMENTUM ➡️http://ow.ly/lL1150GboiS

Do you know what obstetric #fistula is?

Very few people know about this devastating childbirth injury affecting hundreds of thousands of women and girls every year.

Learn more and see what @UNFPA is doing to #ENDFistula: http://unf.pa/fst


Reproductive rights are economic rights.

Bientôt 1 an que @EngenderHealth a lancé la campagne #TouchepasàmaSoeur afin de dire non aux #VBG en #CIV225. Nous voyons de plus en plus de personnes dénoncer ces actes et nous pouvons qu'en être plus fiers.
#TrustTheProcess https://twitter.com/nenef/status/1438228653209423878

@UNFPA @UnfpaCI @UNFPA_WCARO merci de rejoindre @EngenderHealth dans cette campagne contre les violences faites aux filles @LayebiYeo good job on the hashtag ensemble disons tous #Touchepasamasoeur https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1334920407623798785

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Mobile Outreach Services Project

Women and men living in remote areas have little to no access to family planning services—particularly services for long-acting and reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods. It is especially challenging in Ethiopia, which has one of the lowest ratios of doctors per population in the world.

In partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, EngenderHealth responded to this pressing need through the Mobile Outreach Services Project, a project funded by the Merck Company Foundation. Launched in May 2012, the project worked with remote health care facilities across three districts and trains health care providers to offer counseling so that women and men can make informed choices about a variety of family planning options, including LARCs. Additionally, we trained community health workers to engage their communities by creating awareness about family planning, offering counseling, and conducting client follow-ups. Community health workers traveled door-to-door to ensure that more people were reached.

Over the three years of the project (2012-2015), the project successfully built the capacity of 23 host health facilities and 72 mobile outreach health facilities to introduce, promote, and sustain mobile outreach services to ensure contraceptive choices for women and men in remote and underserved communities of three regions. By the end of the project, a total of 31,489 clients received LARCs, which was 57% over our initial projection. During the last quarter of the project, 64% of the project-supported sites for long-acting family planning services successfully provided routine intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCDs) or implant services on their own, without support from the host team or the project. Importantly, this signals sustainability of the intervention beyond the span of the project.

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