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Through the @Hewlett_Found-supported project in West and Central Africa, we partner with @JVSAssociation in Bénin to create an enabling environment for youth access to #SRHR, including safe abortions.

Check out their "My Choice" twitter campaign! ⬇️

In anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ll spend the week highlighting programs that are contributing to a more gender equal world. Stay tuned for #InternationalWomensDay Spotlights!

How we're advancing #genderequality through #SRHR: ➡️http://bit.ly/GE-SRHR

Addressing fistula is key to advancing #SRHR.

Since 2005, EngenderHealth has supported over 45,000 fistula repairs thanks to @USAID. Learn about advancements in fistula care across Africa & Asia at our event on March 8: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

@fistulacare @USAIDGH #IWD2021

The @USAID-funded @fistulacare project takes a diverse approach to reducing barriers to fistula care. A key component of preventing fistula is expanding access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services.

➡️Learn more: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar


EngenderHealth supports capacity building & GBV awareness creation at Arbaminch Hospital, an integrated care center for GBV screening, counseling, treatment, and legal aid in Ethiopia. We were honored to host state officials to learn about successes & challenges in this model.

Yesterday, you heard about fistula from the @USAID-funded @fistulacare Plus project. To learn about how we’ve worked with partners to prevent & treat fistula over 15 years, join @fistulacare & @usaidGH for “Towards a Fistula-Free Future” on March 8!


Warmest congratulations to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the new U.S. Ambassador to the @UN. We @UNFPA wish you every success and look forward to working with you to protect the health and advance the rights of women and girls around the world. @LindaT_G @USUN


Also, mark your calendars for March 8, 2021! We are hosting a virtual event on #InternationalWomensDay entitled, “Towards a Fistula-Free Future: 15 Years of Breakthroughs and Program Impact.” Register today: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

Thanks everyone! The FC+ website is a great place to start for more information and resources on fistula prevention and treatment, including research results, project reports, and stories from providers and clients. http://bit.ly/fistularesources https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364608432880443393

Obstetric fistula is a beacon of inequality, as it occurs where women are already living with limited resources and access to healthcare. Additionally, once fistula occurs, women often face significant stigma and isolation which can impact their social and economic wellbeing. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605591528886273

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The Expanding Access to Intrauterine Device (IUD) Services in India (EAISI) Project

Through the Expanding Access to Intrauterine Device (IUD) Services in India (EAISI) Project, EngenderHealth provided technical support to the governments of Rajasthan and Gujarat, starting in 2014 (Phase I), to increase the availability and quality of IUD services in 183 health facilities with the highest number of deliveries. In Phase II (2017–2020), the project expanded to an additional 176 facilities and dedicated resources to improving postabortion family planning (PAFP) services, increasing collaboration between EAISI partners, and ensuring the institutionalization of IUD services.

Over the entire project period, EngenderHealth supported 359 facilities by:

  • Initiating or strengthening postpartum and interval IUD services.
  • Improving infection prevention practices, reporting and record keeping, contraceptive commodity planning, and quality of service monitoring.
  • Conducting comprehensive IUD service provision trainings and follow-up support for providers.

By the completion of the EAISI project in 2020:

  • 490,135 women chose to receive an IUD at a supported facility.
  • 2,793 providers were trained to deliver IUD services.
  • 802 providers were trained in effective family planning counseling using the REDI approach.
  • Project interventions were fully integrated into 87% of supported facilities.
  • The percentage of women who delivered at a supported facility and chose to adopt a postpartum IUD increased from 17.5% at baseline to 23.9%.
  • The percentage of women who received an abortion at a supported facility and chose to adopt a postabortion IUD increased from 7.7% at baseline to 14.3%.
  • Clients visiting a supported facility for follow-up increased from 2.4% at baseline to 22.4%.
  • The governments of Rajasthan and Gujarat issued guidelines for IUD service provision to district health authorities.

Hear about the EAISI Project from EngenderHealth and Government of India staff:

Learn about the EAISI Project’s approach, impact, and lessons learned in the reports below.

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