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Wonderful news this week from #Tanzania where the appeals court upheld 18 as the minimum age for marriage! Thank you @RebecaGyumi, @MsichanaUwezo, and others who have led this effort. #EndChildMarriage

Team @EngenderHealth is in Zomba! We are working w/ Yao Traditional Leaders, engaging them on the root causes of gender-based violence & their role as gatekeepers & custodians of culture. The seminar is being conducted in partnership w/ Chiwanja cha aYao.

It was an honor to participate in lively conversation (over a delicious meal!) about our #RoadtoNairobi and #ICPD25 with @DKambUSA @RepLoisFrankel @BethFP2020 @SarahDKambou @JeffreyNJordan Sarah Craven of @UNFPA_DC @LMulamula https://t.co/4YIbAdsrtv

Fil: Des blogueurs ivoiriens écrivent sur les Droits en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive. Dans ce fil, nous allons partager des liens vers quelques-uns de ces blogs. #DSSR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Thread: Bloggers in Côte d’Ivoire are writing about sexual and reproductive health and rights. In this thread, we’ll share links to a few of those blogs (in French). #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Contraception Day in Côte d'Ivoire ! @EngenderHealth and the MoH organized a round table on #SRHR espacially around #law SR, #accessibility , #postabortioncare , #financing . @nenef @Enitaya @anmatlili2013 @KatePGilles @EPETITPAS

Our colleague Reagen Mohammed, said: “I am inspired by 15-year-old Wintana Ye’ewnet Hundae” (pictured)…”As one of 21,000 eighth-grade students in the pastoralist Afar region of Ethiopia, she was the only girl to score a perfect 100/100 on the regional exam!” #DayoftheGirl

One of our Ethiopia team members, Ambaw Damtew, on International #DayOfTheGirl: “I am inspired by my 18-year-old daughter. Last summer vacation she helped girls in need by collecting shoes, uniforms, and school bags from neighbors.” #GirlHero #GirlForce

These girls are unstoppable
Girls are ending child marriage
Promoting girls education
Standing up for girls’ rights
Speaking out against FGM

#UKaid is helping girls in developing countries to take charge of their own future.

#IDG2019 #dayofthegirl

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Maternal and Reproductive Health Project

EngenderHealth and Thamini Uhai implemented the Maternal and Reproductive Health Project in Kigoma, Tanzania, over a six-year period. 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. Under the project, EngenderHealth expanded access to family planning and postabortion care services in Kigoma.

EngenderHealth ensured clients full and free access to comprehensive family planning and postabortion care services and built the local government’s capacity to sustain these services.

Key results of EngenderHealth’s work on the project include:

  • Upgraded the infrastructure and equipment of 31 health facilities to offer quality family planning and postabortion care services.
  • Trained 16 family planning and postabortion care trainers in eight of Kigoma’s districts.
  • Strengthened the health system to offer quality family planning services by training  family planning counselors, supervisors, managers, and support personnel.
  • Supported the provision of more than 395,225 modern contraceptive methods, equivalent to more than 1,215,324 couple years of protection.

Key impacts of the project include:

  • 483,795 unintended pregnancies averted
  • 269,900 live births averted
  • 142,582 abortions averted
  • 993 maternal deaths averted
  • 9,569 child deaths averted
  • 108,685 unsafe abortions averted


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