It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and girls around the world live with fistula and there are thousands of new cases every year. Fistula is all too common in Africa and Asia, but it is treatable and almost always preventable.
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EngenderHealth’s USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus project, with partners Panzi Foundation and Mama, LLC, hosted a webinar to discuss the impact of... View Article
Original post on Fistula Care Plus. Each year on May 23, the global community commemorates the International Day to End... View Article
EngenderHealth hosted a virtual panel on the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project, with partners Population Council and Viamo, to discuss... View Article
Original article appeared on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog. The United Nations has set a goal to end... View Article
EngenderHealth mourns the loss of Dr. Isaac Achwal, a long-time advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights who passed away earlier this month.
The connection between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal health, as well as their effects on women’s lives, cannot be overstated. Research shows up to a third of maternal injuries and deaths are preventable when women have access to contraception. By meeting the unmet need for family planning, an estimated 1.1 million infant deaths could be prevented. Alongside these critical health benefits, enabling women to delay childbirth and avoid unwanted pregnancies empowers them to decide what their own futures hold. From January 25-28, 2016, delegates from international governments, UN agencies, and NGOs including EngenderHealth gathered in Nusa Dua, Indonesia for the International Conference on Family Planning to discuss bridging these gaps and addressing unmet need for family planning.
The USAID-supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force recently co-convened two meetings on obstetric fistula in Boston, from July 8-11.