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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

#IWD2021 @USAIDGH

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!

➡️http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/us/politics/linda-thomas-greenfield-ambassador-united-nations.html

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

We also must strengthen the healthcare workforce, particularly by supporting high-quality surgical training to ensure women receive quality c-sections when needed–a focus of the new @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning & Obstetrics project led by @EngenderHealth.

Great question! To truly #EndFistula, we must prevent new cases while treating existing ones. Some keys to fistula prevention are girls’ education, addressing poverty, delaying marriage age, access to sexual & repro healthcare, and timely & high-quality emergency obstetric care. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605397756182530

Yes. Depending on severity, there are surgical & non-surgical treatment options. The Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project works to strengthen the entire continuum of care–from prevention to fistula diagnosis, safe surgical repair, rehabilitation, & reintegration back to her community. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605303858282499

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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.
  • The Expanding Access to Intrauterine Device (IUD) Services in India (EAISI) Project improved the availability and quality of IUD services in health facilities with the highest number of deliveries in Rajasthan and Gujarat by providing technical support to state governments.
  • 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.
  • MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics promotes awareness of, and equitable access to, high-quality care for voluntary, consented safe surgeries for Caesarean delivery, fistula repair, childbirth-related hysterectomy, long-acting reversible contraception, and permanent family planning methods.
  • 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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