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Let's continue to #BreakBarriers for women & girls worldwide! #TalkFP #WheresTheFP

Anyone, anywhere can be empowered by access to #contraception if they so choose. Thank you @bobmarley for the wise words. #TGIFP #WherestheFP

#TBT to this vintage ad! #Contraception has been around for a LONG time, but so many lack access, so #WheresTheFP?!

We love condoms & all other forms of contraception! They allow millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

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We are pleased to announce the 2018 joint statement on the definition of competent maternal & newborn health professionals during #childbirth https://t.co/Rp9dTNRyRI #SRHR #MNH #SDGs in partnership with @HRPresearch @WHO @UNFPA @UNICEF @world_midwives @ICNurses @IPAWorldorg

Making progress toward gender equality is everybody’s business. Learn how we, in partnership w/ @eu_eeas @EU_Commission & @ilo are promoting women's economic empowerment in #G7 countries: https://t.co/w5HAqlfB3V v @Empower_Women #WeEmpower

.@nealmyrick of @Tableau “#Data is about people. It’s about informing people to help them make better decisions” #DevexWorld

#OnThisDay in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday.

Her powerful voice continues to inspire us all to fight all forms of discrimination & racism. #TuesdayThoughts

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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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