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“#Familyplanning is about autonomy over our bodies and about the freedom of choice to control our reproductive health.” - #ICFP2018 youth delegate Sadia Rahman
#ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth #reprohealth @sadiashupti07 @IYAFP

IT’S LIVE! Find new data, new connections, and new commitments in our annual progress report, FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration. https://t.co/JOeRqsyqTP #FP2020progress #ICFP2018

“Let’s all use all of our collective superpowers to make sure every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every woman and girl is treated with dignity and respect.” - Honorable Minister of International Development of Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau @mclaudebibeau. #ICFP2018

“My dream in my lifetime is universal access to #familyplanning, that ALL women to have access.” - @MelindaGates
#ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

“If you invest in women and girls, empower youth, and invest in #familyplanning, you will get a lifetime of returns.” - Dr. Chris Elias, @GatesFoundation President of Global Development. #ICFP2018

"As of July 2018, the total number of women and girls using #contraception was the highest in history— 30% more than what would have been there if we did not have a united community working for it." Dr. Natalia Kanem @Atayeshe, @UNFPA Executive Director. #ICFP2018

"Everywhere I look in this conference, I see young people. No one understands better how to meet the needs of young people and tap into their potential as young people themselves." Dean @EllenJMacKenzie, @JohnsHopkinsSPH. #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

Director of @GatesJHU at @JohnsHopkinsSPH and global leader in #familyplanning @OyingRimon shares how access to contraception has the power to address issues in maternal health, child health, and economic stability in a significant way. #ICFP2018

The Honorable Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr. @DianeGashumba opens #ICFP2018 with praise for youth engagement and optimism for integration of #familyplanning in maternal and child health in #Rwanda and beyond.

Important remarks from @FirstLadyRwanda Jeannette Kagame speaking today at #ICFP on the benefits of #familyplanning.

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Fistula Care Plus

EngenderHealth implements the Fistula Care Plus project, the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on treatment and prevention of fistula. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Fistula Care Plus conducts a full range of efforts to restore the dignity of women suffering from fistula and to address the causes of obstetric fistula so that new cases may be prevented.

Fistula Care Plus collaborates with a host of international and national partners. Key global partners include the Population Council, Dimagi, Direct Relief International, the Fistula Foundation, the Maternal Health Task Force, and Terrewode.

The objectives of the Fistula Care Plus Project are to achieve:

  • A strengthened enabling environment to institutionalize fistula prevention, treatment, and reintegration in the public and private sectors.
  • Enhanced community understanding and practices to prevent fistula, improve access to fistula treatment, reduce stigma, and support reintegration of women and girls with fistula.
  • Reduced transportation, communications, and financial barriers to accessing preventive care, detection, treatment, and reintegration support.
  • Strengthened provider and health facility capacity to provide and sustain quality services for fistula prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • Strengthened evidence base for approaches to improve fistula care and scaled-up application of standard monitoring & evaluation (M&E) indicators for prevention and treatment.

Fistula Care Plus will build on, enhance, and expand the work undertaken by the previous Fistula Care project (2007-2013). Through Fistula Care, EngenderHealth worked alongside its partners and local and national governments to support more than 26,000 fistula repair surgeries in 14 countries and trained 22,000 surgeons, nurses, and community health workers to prevent and treat fistula. The project also helped support policy changes that tackled root causes of fistula, including lack of access to family planning and poor access to emergency obstetric care.

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