For World Health Day this year, as the world convenes around the theme of “Building a Fairer, Healthier World,” we reflect on how EngenderHealth and other sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations can work to strengthen health systems to realize Universal Health Coverage, including universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.
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EngenderHealth’s India team has been working to strengthen the systems of 144 health facilities to ensure they are fully stocked with available contraceptive methods during the pandemic. To date, the team has helped to resolve contraceptive stockouts at roughly 37 of those facilities.
On World Contraception Day, our VP of programs shares data on our FY19 contraceptive counseling and services programs.
Leveraging more than 30 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health counseling, EngenderHealth is pleased to launch REDI: A Client-Centered Counseling Framework. REDI offers a comprehensive approach and training curriculum to strengthen counseling for contraception by empowering health providers to understand and respond to clients’ perspectives.
Emefa Agotame is a 25-year-old sex worker in Lomé, Togo, with a fiery streak of red running through her hair. Emefa has had five children, but two passed away in their early childhood. After that experience, she started to receive condoms and other forms of contraception from Petite Soeur à Soeur, an organization supported by EngenderHealth’s Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) program, which provides counseling on family planning, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV.
Do you remember completing Captain Haddock’s catchphrase while reading The Adventures of Tintin? Or waiting to look up Calvin and Hobbs in the newspaper? Comics have a way of seamlessly touching everyday lives. Beyond the joys of reading, comic books also influence popular norms and culture. As part of a new initiative from Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), EngenderHealth and partners are leveraging this creative medium as a means to engage young people in West Africa in sexual and reproductive health.
It’s important on World Contraception Day to reflect on concrete ways in which we’ve expanded access to contraceptives for young people. Access to contraception is vital for ensuring health and for breaking cycles of poverty. In fact, access to a full range of contraceptive methods and education is critical to the well-being of youth and their communities in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy. In some communities, contraceptive access for youth is also a means of survival, with pregnancy resulting in more deaths of adolescent females aged 15–19 than any other cause (Save the Children Fund, 2012).
EngenderHealth is gearing up for the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), November 12-15, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
EngenderHealth at Women Deliver (May 28-30)
EngenderHealth is thrilled to announce the expansion of our work in West Africa, through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/West Africa, in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger and Togo.