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Today we honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his tireless efforts to advance civil rights and social justice.

EngenderHealth is committed to advancing gender equality in & through its sexual & reproductive health and rights programming.

Although #Tanzania recently lifted the ban on adolescent mothers in school, girls still do not have a guaranteed right to education. Country Rep @MasakoPrudence shares her recommendations for how Tanzania can make education accessible & inclusive.
http://ow.ly/Hzs750Hu9Bv

While child marriage still disproportionately impacts girls, UNICEF estimates that 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children.
http://ow.ly/g6jw50Hu4sy

So proud of @EngenderHealth for incorporating gender analysis and DNH into our work, including our work on safe surgery/fistula. Great leadership on our analysis framework by @renugolwalkar. We are always happy to share and discuss - reach out if you would like to engage on this! https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1479483194550497283

Although Mexico’s Supreme Court effectively decriminalized abortion last year, abortion rights are still not guaranteed across the country. Marea Verde, a collective of feminists, is working to change that. #AbortionRights #Mexico
http://ow.ly/3f4450Hsach

#MaternalMentalHealthMatters! It’s a human rights and health equity issue.

This new analysis from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership shows the need for #MentalHealth services for women before, during, and after birth 🤰🏽 🤱🏽 https://bit.ly/3q9KK6Q

It’s estimated that 100s of thousands of women & girls are still living with #fistula. We’ve been working to #endfistula for over 15 years, including supporting over 45,200 fistula repairs & training for over 370 surgeons & 34,800 other healthcare workers.
http://ow.ly/9gC650Hp82W

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning & Obstetrics utilizes our GYSI Analysis Framework & Toolkit and Do No Harm Framework to integrate #gender into its work. Learn more about how @USAID_MOMENTUM includes gender in its programs in a new brief.

http://ow.ly/xoHN50Hp6MG

Starting this month, Seychelles will make menstrual products available for free in secondary schools. 🙌
#MenstrualEquity
http://ow.ly/br8150Ho0Z2

This month we’re highlighting how EngenderHealth works with and through governments and communities to strengthen health systems to be more resilient, sustainable, and equitable.

Learn more about our approach to health systems strengthening ➡️ http://ow.ly/6pRG50HmoZA

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HIV Prevention in Maternal Health Services

Each year, an estimated 200 million women in the world become pregnant, and approximately 2.5 million of these women are HIV-positive. While infection rates are alarmingly high among pregnant women in some countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of pregnant women in the world are HIV-negative. A continuing challenge to the world’s health care providers is to enable the nearly 99% of women who become pregnant each year and who are not infected with HIV to remain HIV-negative. Two new books co-published by EngenderHealth and UNFPA will provide invaluable assistance toward meeting this challenge.

HIV Prevention in Maternal Health Services: Programming Guide will help public health policymakers, program managers, and trainers address programming gaps in the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in maternal health services and increase maternal health providers’ capacity to provide pregnant and postpartum women with HIV and STI prevention services and referrals. This guide is intended to provide managers with solid assistance in planning integration of HIV and STI prevention interventions into maternal health services, determining the most appropriate and feasible interventions, training staff in appropriate technical areas, and monitoring and evaluating prevention interventions geared toward pregnant and postpartum women. Packaged with the programming guide is a key messages card, a stand-alone laminated card showing 10 key prevention messages for counselors to impart to pregnant and postpartum women.

HIV Prevention in Maternal Health Services: Training Guide provides a series of activities designed to build the capacity of program managers and staff to offer integrated HIV and STI services for pregnant and postpartum clients within their particular service-delivery setting. The guide’s general objectives are to ensure that trainees develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to help clients assess their own needs for a range of HIV and STI services, information, and emotional support, to provide clear and correct information appropriate to clients’ identified concerns and needs, to assist clients in making their own voluntary and informed decisions about HIV and STI risk reduction, and to help clients develop the skills they will need to carry out those decisions.

View or download the programming guide (PDF, 809 KB), the training guide (PDF, 812 KB), or the key messages card (PDF, 84 KB).

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