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In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
Learn more 👉 http://ow.ly/ZKK450Ggeqt

Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

More than half of married women around the world use modern contraception, but rates vary widely by country, with fewer than 15% using a modern method in some low- and middle-income countries. Take a look at the latest data on #FamilyPlanning from @PRBdata 👇🏿 #worldpopdata

We’re #hiring a Human Resources Coordinator to support the HR Dept providing professional, analytical, & technical support to HR-related projects & initiatives. Washington, DC, or remote until return to office. Salary & benefits in job post.

Apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/v3im50GdKQh

(1/2) Young people often prefer to go to pharmacies rather than clinics for #FamilyPlanning info and products. But high costs and provider bias at pharmacies can deter young people from getting the care and services they desire.

𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 #𝗜_𝗔𝗰𝗧𝗧 CVA 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗺𝘂.An 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗳 @EngenderHealth @ypfoundation 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 @people_hut

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Fistula Care

The Fistula Care project has ended, and its work is continued by the Fistula Care Plus project.

From 2007-2013, EngenderHealth led the largest US government-funded effort to date to focus on treatment and prevention of fistula. With support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Fistula Care implemented 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 might be prevented.

Woman conducts counseling and health education on obstetric fistula.

Margret Nyakaisiki conducts counseling and health education on obstetric fistula.Photo: ©Frank Baguma

Fistula Care was managed and implemented by EngenderHealth in partnership with a host of international and national partners, including IntraHealth International, and public, private, non-governmental, and faith-based institutions in Africa and Asia. It addressed the enormous backlog of women awaiting life-altering fistula repair, ensuring that they received timely and quality care from trained providers, and it supported a network of facilities offering a continuum of services, from emergency obstetric care, referrals, and family planning, to complex fistula repairs and advanced surgical training.

The goals of the Fistula Care Project were to:

  • Establish or improve fistula services through a network of facilities that address prevention, simple repairs, and complex repairs
  • Develop, implement, and monitor standards, guidelines, and protocols for the prevention of fistula in the context of maternal health programs and for the care of women with fistula
  • Train surgical teams and strengthen the capacity of hospitals to provide optimal care for women with fistula
  • Prevent new cases of fistula by improving the quality of delivery and emergency obstetric care services and increasing access to family planning
  • Engage communities to change social norms and enable women to have timely access to maternal health care
  • Conduct research and collect and analyze data in order to improve the quality of current fistula services
  • Encourage a supportive policy environment for fistula repair services and prevention

UDSAID, Fistula Care Plus project, and EngenderHealth

Related Links

Sharing the Burden—Ugandan Women Speak About Obstetric Fistula 

Obstetric Fistula Digital Stories Facilitator’s Guide 

Educational Tools

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