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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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Postabortion Care – Pubs Maternal Health

Sustaining Family Planning and Postabortion Care Interventions in Kigoma and Beyond: Lessons Learned from the Maternal and Reproductive Health Project
The Maternal and Reproductive Health (MRH) project improved maternal and neonatal health and increased contraceptive prevalence by improving access to maternal and reproductive health services, particularly emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC), and contraception. Interventions included: upgrading facilities; supplying essential drugs and equipment for family planning and EmONC; providing training and supportive supervision in EmONC and contraceptive technology; and ensuring adequate contraceptive supplies.
(2019) PDF. 

A Guide to Action for Community Mobilization and Empowerment Focused on Postabortion Complications: Facilitator’s Manual
This training manual is based on the experiences in Kenya focused on community mobilization for postabortion care (COMMPAC) activities that are being implemented and evaluated in the Navaisha District of Rift Valley Province. Using the Community Action Cycle, a participatory problem-solving approach, community members are able to identify, prioritize, and solve the major problems relating to PAC in their communities.
(2010) Download as a PDF (2.1MB) from the RESPOND Project

Changing Policies and Attitudes: Postabortion Care in the Philippines (PDF, 417 KB)
Compass, 2003, No. 1. Intended broadly for the professional community involved in international public health and development, Compass is a periodic publication featuring snapshots of the results of EngenderHealth’s work in the areas of family planning, prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and maternal care. This issue reports on how women suffering complications from incomplete abortion were managed with a greater degree of clinical safety, efficiency, and humanity, thanks to a program called Prevention and Management of Abortion Complications (PMAC). Developed and implemented in the Philippines by EngenderHealth in collaboration with the nation’s Department of Health, PMAC also promoted an evolution in providers’ attitudes and values, which led to improved counseling skills, better care for postabortion clients, and increased use of manual vacuum aspiration in the clinical treatment of complications.
(2003) EnglishAA-COMP03-1.
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Counseling the Postabortion Client: A Training Curriculum
A training guide for postabortion care providers (including doctors, nurses, and midwives) who interact with clients before, during, and immediately after the treatment procedure. This innovative curriculum expands the realm of traditional postabortion care counseling services—which tend to focus primarily on the provision of family planning information and methods and lack emphasis on emotional support and communication—by teaching crucial skills needed to improve communication between providers and clients. An updated version of EngenderHealth’s 1999 work-in-progress version, Counseling the Postabortion Patient: Training for Service Providers, this volume contains step-by-step guidelines for conducting a training workshop and participant handouts.
(2003)
Download the curriculum in English (PDF, 1.5 MB), in French (2.0 MB), or in Spanish (8.0 MB)

Postabortion Care for Adolescents: Results from Research in the Dominican Republic and Malawi
A report summarizing two studies conducted by EngenderHealth in the Dominican Republic and Malawi to determine how facilities can better meet adolescents’ needs for postabortion care (PAC). Contains results from interviews with adolescents who received PAC services and providers who deliver them. Includes recommendations for improving adolescent PAC services.
(2004) EnglishPAC-05.
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Adapters for the Double Valve Syringe
A laminated chart illustrating adapters for manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) equipment. The chart shows the color of each adapter and the cannula size.
(1999) EnglishMS-09;SpanishMS-09S;FrenchMS-09F.
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