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Through the @Hewlett_Found-supported project in West and Central Africa, we partner with @JVSAssociation in Bénin to create an enabling environment for youth access to #SRHR, including safe abortions.

Check out their "My Choice" twitter campaign! ⬇️

In anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ll spend the week highlighting programs that are contributing to a more gender equal world. Stay tuned for #InternationalWomensDay Spotlights!

How we're advancing #genderequality through #SRHR: ➡️http://bit.ly/GE-SRHR

Addressing fistula is key to advancing #SRHR.

Since 2005, EngenderHealth has supported over 45,000 fistula repairs thanks to @USAID. Learn about advancements in fistula care across Africa & Asia at our event on March 8: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

@fistulacare @USAIDGH #IWD2021

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

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Quality Improvement at the Service Site

Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers, 2nd Edition

Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers is a quick desk reference on important infection prevention (IP) topics: handwashing, gloving, aseptic technique, use and disposal of sharps, instrument processing, housekeeping, and waste disposal. Designed for use by a wide range of health care workers in low-resource settings, this comprehensive booklet introduces the importance of good IP practices and provides step-by-step instructions for performing critical IP procedures.

Download the full publication in English (PDF, 900KB) and French (PDF, 1.8MB).

Also available for download are a set of six infection prevention wall posters, in English (PDF, 641KB) and French (PDF, 667KB).

The booklet was derived from EngenderHealth’s Infection Prevention Curriculum: A Training Course for Health Care Providers and Other Staff of Hospitals and Clinics (currently unavailable). Related materials include Infection Prevention Practices in Emergency Obstetric Care.

 Note: The previous edition of the Infection Prevention Reference Booklet was also produced in Spanish; the current edition will not be. Anyone interested in receiving the Spanish-language version of the earlier edition should contact EngenderHealth directly.

Reality √: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs
Version 2, December 2010
In the reproductive health and family planning field, contraceptive prevalence rates (CPR) are often discussed. Programmers and policy makers are frequently asked to forecast overall contraceptive and method prevalence rates at national or local levels and to analyze past CPR trends. Projecting contraceptive and method-specific prevalence rates is essential to evaluating current efforts, setting goals for the future, and planning realistically for the resources the program will require. But staff are often not equipped with the data or tools they need to make realistic programming decisions. Originally developed under the ACQUIRE Project, this programmatic and technical model/tool, examines the relationship of contraceptive prevalence to contraceptive users, adopters, and commodities. Reality √ allows for gauging what are realistic goals for national, district, and facility-level programming, as well as helping planners use existing data to project CPR and method mix into the future and test scenarios that impact CPR. This type of local, specific data is crucial to:

  • Evaluating whether contraceptive prevalence goals are achievable
  • Programming based on data
  • Advocating for the resources needed to actually achieve goals

Reality √ allows one to project the future CPR needs of the geographic area where one’s program is operating and is important for programmers in planning activities and interventions. The data can also provide evidence to use for advocacy purposes-one can advocate for an increase in family planning resources based on projected data.
(2010) Available for download.

Programming for Training: A Resource Package for Trainers, Program Managers, and Supervisors of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programs
Training is an essential component of service delivery; it can close gaps in knowledge, skills, and attitudes of reproductive health/family planning providers and can help to increase the availability of services. However, while training is often needed to increase the availability and quality of services, it usually cannot accomplish this alone, nor does training by itself necessarily produce more motivated and active service providers. This resource package provides an overall approach to programming for training, as well as information, methods, and tools for designing, developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating training. It also provides tools and information for strengthening training systems.
(2008) English.SM-A-48.(free)
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Whole-Site Training: A New Approach to the Organization of Training
Working Paper #11. Describes an approach for meeting the learning needs of all staff at a health care site. Provides examples of where the approach has been used.
(1998) Available only in HTML: EnglishFrench.

Infection Prevention Practices in Emergency Obstetric Care
This supplement to Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers provides specific information on applying aseptic techniques to emergency obstetric care services. Includes guidelines for specific emergency obstetric care and newborn care procedures.
(2003) English MS-15; Spanish MS-15S; French MS-15F. Only available as PDF.

The Quality of Care Management Center in Nepal: Improving Services with Limited Resources
Working Paper #13. Describes the system that EngenderHealth developed, working in partnership with Nepal’s Ministry of Health, to support on-site training and supervision, self-assessment, and monitoring and evaluation of quality-of-care indicators. Presents many of the lessons that EngenderHealth has learned worldwide about the importance of investing in quality management and maintaining quality health services, as well as the successful outcomes, even in resource-poor settings.
(2001) Available only in HTML: English.

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