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COVID-19: How We’re Responding

Our Work

Register today! Our @USAID-funded @fistulacare Plus project, with partners @PanziUSA & Mama (@jmckinneypt @lauraekeyser), are hosting a webinar on integrating physical therapy into fistula & maternity care on Sep 30th at 8:30 AM EDT.

#FistulaCareOnline
http://bit.ly/PT-fistula

New Report: COVID-19 Global Health Security Depends on Women: Rebalancing the unequal social contract for women

Check it out to learn what you can do.
https://covid5050.org/report/
#COVID5050 #WGHSecuritySummit #UNGA #COVID19 #GenderEquality #SDG3 #SDG5 #GlobalGoals #SDGs

Depuis quelques jours se tient l'atelier d’élaboration du rapport de l’évaluation du Plan d’Action National Budgétisé Planification Familiale (PANBPF 2016 – 2020) avec la présence et l'appuie financier de @EngenderHealth et ses PTF.
@SOROAboudouN @nenef

And that's a wrap on #WGHSecuritySummit at the #UNGA. Thank you to all of our speakers and attendees!

What's next? ➡️➡️ putting our words into action!

Learn more about the pledges that came in from global institutions and governments: https://bit.ly/32D8PXZ

We've committed to ensure fair representation of women in leadership, publish gender pay gap data and collect sex- & age-disaggregated data as part of @womeninGH, @WagnerFound & @ForeignPolicy's #WGHSecuritySummit: https://bit.ly/2HaAuYd #COVID5050

PANEL 2: Lauren Petrella of @UNHABITAT on why we need better sex-dissagregated data 📈:

"When we look at gender-aggregated data, we gain so much more understanding of challenges and disadvantages."

#WGHSecuritySummit #COVID5050 #UNGA

Former #UNGA President @mfespinosaEC: "It is essential that we keep the funding for shelters and places that can be safe places for women. They should be considered essential services" #COVID5050 #WGHSecuritySummit

PANEL: @PSillanaukee states "access to sexual and reproductive health is essential during the pandemic" We need to:

🏠Fund shelters and safe places for women
📈Women in greater numbers making decisions in public health
🪙Economic packages boost health systems

#WGHSecuritySummit

#COVID19 revealed underlying gender inequalities across income, health, and security that have been in the system for a long time – the pandemic just shined a spotlight on them. @abhatiaunwomen discusses the gendered impact of the pandemic #WGHSecuritySummit #COVID5050 @womeninGH

Gender equality means having access to education, a voice, a vote, a seat at the table, and equal opportunities. It also means having laws and leaders that support gender equality, says @mvankerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at @WHO. #COVID5050 #WGHSecuritySummit #UNGA

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Overview

EngenderHealth is the managing partner of several major projects—consortiums of organizations working in partnership to achieve the maximum impact on public health. These projects are country-specific, regional, or global in scope, and capitalize on the complementary capabilities of each collaborating agency. As the lead organization, EngenderHealth oversees the projects’ finances, strategies, and operations while managing the partnerships. In addition, EngenderHealth contributes its specialized technical expertise to each project.

  • Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) expands women’s access to and use of family planning services in five West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, and Togo.
  • Expand Family Planning (ExpandFP) a grant awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses on increasing access to quality contraceptive implant services in a context of informed choice and volunteerism in three countries of Sub-Saharan Africa having great need: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Fistula Care Plus is the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula.
  • The Male Circumcision Consortium improves and expands access to voluntary medical circumcision services in Kenya as part of an overall strategy to reduce HIV infections in men.
  • The Maternal Health and Reproductive Project expanded access to family planning and postabortion care services in Kigoma, Tanzania.  Originally awarded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies and Foundation H & B Agerup as a three-year initiative in May 2013, the project was extended to April 2019.
  • Mayer Hashi II, which means “Smiling Mother” in Bengali, aims to address the need for family planning in Bangladesh by expanding contraceptive choices and services.
  • The RESPOND Tanzania Project addresses Tanzania‘s unmet contraceptive need, by advancing the use of family planning and reproductive health services in Tanzania amongst women, men, and adolescents.
  • VisayasHealth aims to help women in the Visayas Region of the Philippines plan their families, enjoy safe motherhood, and ensure that their babies start life with proper nutrition and good health.

 

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