For EngenderHealth, it is important to look at gender from an intersectionality lens and develop a deep understanding of where we work and who we work with to ensure our programs serve the individuals and communities who are hardest to reach in support of health equity.
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To address and prevent SGBV, EngenderHealth programs utilize gender-transformative, youth friendly, and socially inclusive approaches. We recognize the need for a holistic approach to prevent and respond to SGBV. An important part of that approach is meaningful male engagement.
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline health workers have been the first and last line of defense. EngenderHealth partnered with Absa Bank Tanzania to support the government in distributing 15 million TZS worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 27 health facilities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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.
As vaccination levels rise and infection and death rates decline, it will be tempting to simply return to the way we did things in the past. What we should do, instead, is to build back better, build back fairer, build back stronger. That’s what we’re trying to do at EngenderHealth.
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.
EngenderHealth Tanzania Country Representative Prudence Masako provides suggestions for how the nation can support and bolster its health system to better prepare for public health crises in the future.
EngenderHealth commits to joining our partners around the globe to draw on our collective experience to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, and to develop and apply innovations to reestablish and accelerate progress on SRHR.
EngenderHealth published Guidance for Ensuring Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Service Provision during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which offers sets of recommendations for health facilities, facility managers, and providers to ensure they can “continue to lead SRHR programming around the world amid the pandemic.”
The global health sector must be vigilant about learning from the GH5050 report and index, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities.