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At the @EngenderHealth session, audience members described their experiences with iatrogenic #fistula, noting the greater challenges of both diagnosis & surgical repair. @FistulaCare Plus is drawing attention to increasing iatrogenic fistula & the importance of #csectionsafety.

At #WACS2020, our @FistulaCare Plus Director, Vandana Tripathi, presented on increasing iatrogenic #fistula related to unsafe cesarean section.
To #EndFistula by 2030, we must protect surgical safety while increasing access to quality emergency obstetric care.

#csectionsafety

Une enquête de ménage conduite en 2018 de l'étude #PMA2020 montre que 209.380 à 288.252 femmes âgées de 15 à 49 ans ont eu recours chaque année à l'avortement et la majorité est pratiquée dans des conditions clandestines #RESOnance #MaputoProtocol #DSSR #civ225 #LesFemmesVeulent

Prof. Serigne Gueye, Pres. of WACS, & Vandana Tripathi, our @Fistulacare Plus Director, formed a new partnership with the goal to end #fistula in W. Africa.
We hope to ensure health providers have the skills, credentials & support they need to end fistula.
#WACS2020 #WomensHealth

On the opening day of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference in Nigeria, our @fistulacare Plus Director, Vandana Tripathi, launched an MoU to strengthen the health workforce for #fistula care in West Africa.

#WACS2020 #WomensHealth

Congratulations to our Tanzania Country Representative, @MasakoPrudence, who was honored by the World Women Leadership Congress as a Pioneering Leader!

#WomeninGlobalHealth #WomenLeaders

Congratulations @IntraHealth for appointing Polly as your new president and CEO. Welcome, Polly! @EngenderHealth looks forward to continuing our collaboration under Polly's leadership (and I look forward to staying in touch with @pgaye as he transitions to his new role). https://t.co/8WwmOEHSow

Thanks to our supporters for caring about sexual & reproductive health & rights and #genderequality. Today and every day at @EngenderHealth, we strive to spread more equality, humanity, and love. 🧡🧡🧡
Happy Valentines's Day!

#ValentinesDay #SRHR #Equality #Humanity #Love

Congrats to @NutritionIntl on their new #Tanzania office in #Dodoma! 🎉

📸 left to right:
1) Hon. @selemani_jafo, @NutritionIntl Pres. & CEO Joel Spicer
2) @NutritionIntl Tanzania Director Dr. Daniel Nyagawa, @EngenderHealth Country Rep. Prudence Masako, Joel Spicer

Women in crisis settings want & need #familyplanning. Working together is key to meet the challenge. #WeAreFP2020

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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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