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There cannot be #UHC without #SRHR. Now is the time to work with governments & communities to build fairer health systems that provide critical, gender-transformative sexual & reproductive #HealthForAll.

➡️What we're doing: http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

#WorldHealthWeek #HealthEquity

NEW: We are excited to launch 132 interactive country profiles with the latest evidence on the benefits of investing comprehensively in sexual and reproductive health care. Check them out and let us know what you think! https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2021/guttmacher-institute-releases-sexual-and-reproductive-health-profiles-more-130 #SRHR #AddingItUp

During the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium, Lucie Nyamarushwa, EngenderHealth's Burundi Country Representative, reflects on how our Men as Partners (MAP) approach aims to transform gender relations and eliminate gender-based violence.

➡️ Learn more about MAP: http://www.engenderhealth.org/our-work/gender/index/

💡 At the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session on engaging men to end #GBV, Dr. Vandana Sharma discussed how the Unite for a Better Life program challenged gender norms through a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. 🇪🇹☕️

➡️Learn more about UBL here: http://www.uniteforabetterlife.org

🌍 For #WorldHealthWeek, our new blog reflects on how EngenderHealth and other #SRHR organizations can help build fairer health systems. #HealthForAll

💡 Check out “Building Back Fairer: Supporting Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health” ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

📢 Happening now! Register here for the Zoom link (select April 8, 9 AM event): http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu

Recorded but not revealed? Read our new piece in @LancetGH, exploring what our data tracker shows about the relationship between sex and gender, country income level, and #COVID19
@aphrc @ICRWAsia

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00170-4/fulltext

In our #WorldHealthDay blog Dr. Singal and myself highlight 3 approaches @EngenderHealth takes when supporting countries #BuildingBackFairer health systems to realize #UHC #SRHR in a #COVID19 world
#healthequity #HealthForAll @WHO @womeninGH @HRPresearch https://www.engenderhealth.org/2021/04/07/building-back-fairer-supporting-universal-access-to-srhr/

Congratulations to Dr. Harriet Birungi, Dr. @thoaidngo, and @Pop_Council on an exciting organizational transition! EngenderHealth looks forward to collaborating with both of these phenomenal global health leaders in their new roles.

TOMORROW, April 8: Join @EngenderHealth, @RutgersID, and @HarvardChanSPH at the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium to discuss #gender-transformative approaches to ending #GBV in Ethiopia🇪🇹, Burundi🇧🇮, and Indonesia🇮🇩.

Register here: http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu (select April 8, 9 AM event)

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Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Related to HIV and AIDS – Pubs

Stigma and discrimination related to HIV and AIDS are almost as old as the pandemic itself, and, regrettably, often exist in health care settings. Discrimination against people living with HIV or AIDS results in poor quality of care for those who are infected or ill (or suspected of being infected), frightens away potential clients in need of care, and undermines effective HIV prevention efforts by limiting individuals’ access to and use of health care services. As HIV treatment programs become increasingly available in resource-poor countries, access to and use of these lifesaving services will depend on the degree to which health facilities welcome and respect the rights of HIV-positive clients.

To address these serious issues, EngenderHealth has developed Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Related to HIV and AIDS: Training for Health Care Workers, a two-volume curriculum offering a unique training opportunity for health workers in countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic. The training course guides health workers through an investigation of the root causes of stigma and discrimination while helping them to understand their own attitudes about HIV, AIDS, and individuals affected by these conditions and how these attitudes might affect the care they offer. The training also provides a review of clients’ rights in receiving health care services, information about the use of standard precautions and proper infection prevention techniques to help minimize the risk of occupational exposure to HIV, and guidance in developing action plans to help the participants put what they have learned into practice at their service settings.

The curriculum consists of a participant’s handbook and a trainer’s manual. The participant’s handbook provides essential ideas on each topic, case studies, and a reprint of EngenderHealth’s publication Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers. The trainer’s manual contains activities aimed at exploring the realities of HIV and AIDS and dispelling common myths and misunderstandings about HIV transmission and providers’ risk of occupational exposure. The training employs participatory education techniques—such as role-plays, small- and large-group discussions, and brainstorming—that have been shown to be critical to successful adult learning.

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