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Today we honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his tireless efforts to advance civil rights and social justice.

EngenderHealth is committed to advancing gender equality in & through its sexual & reproductive health and rights programming.

Although #Tanzania recently lifted the ban on adolescent mothers in school, girls still do not have a guaranteed right to education. Country Rep @MasakoPrudence shares her recommendations for how Tanzania can make education accessible & inclusive.
http://ow.ly/Hzs750Hu9Bv

While child marriage still disproportionately impacts girls, UNICEF estimates that 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children.
http://ow.ly/g6jw50Hu4sy

So proud of @EngenderHealth for incorporating gender analysis and DNH into our work, including our work on safe surgery/fistula. Great leadership on our analysis framework by @renugolwalkar. We are always happy to share and discuss - reach out if you would like to engage on this! https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1479483194550497283

Although Mexico’s Supreme Court effectively decriminalized abortion last year, abortion rights are still not guaranteed across the country. Marea Verde, a collective of feminists, is working to change that. #AbortionRights #Mexico
http://ow.ly/3f4450Hsach

#MaternalMentalHealthMatters! It’s a human rights and health equity issue.

This new analysis from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership shows the need for #MentalHealth services for women before, during, and after birth 🤰🏽 🤱🏽 https://bit.ly/3q9KK6Q

It’s estimated that 100s of thousands of women & girls are still living with #fistula. We’ve been working to #endfistula for over 15 years, including supporting over 45,200 fistula repairs & training for over 370 surgeons & 34,800 other healthcare workers.
http://ow.ly/9gC650Hp82W

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning & Obstetrics utilizes our GYSI Analysis Framework & Toolkit and Do No Harm Framework to integrate #gender into its work. Learn more about how @USAID_MOMENTUM includes gender in its programs in a new brief.

http://ow.ly/xoHN50Hp6MG

Starting this month, Seychelles will make menstrual products available for free in secondary schools. 🙌
#MenstrualEquity
http://ow.ly/br8150Ho0Z2

This month we’re highlighting how EngenderHealth works with and through governments and communities to strengthen health systems to be more resilient, sustainable, and equitable.

Learn more about our approach to health systems strengthening ➡️ http://ow.ly/6pRG50HmoZA

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Posts Tagged: maternal health

September 15, 2021

World Patient Safety Day: Safe and Respectful Childbirth Must Include Quality Surgical Obstetric Care

While significant progress has been made in recent years in preventing maternal and newborn deaths, the number is still much too high. Each year, over 290,000 women and almost 3 million newborns die and millions more are injured due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The vast majority of deaths, 94%, occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and nearly all these lives might be saved by timely, quality care.

May 18, 2021

Towards a Fistula-Free Future

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.

November 4, 2015

EngenderHealth at Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

Dr. Lauri Romanzi notes on the Maternal Health Task Force blog that we must “create disruptive innovation for maternal newborn health at GMNHC2015.” As the conference explores strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care, EngenderHealth is sharing recent research with a focus on the role of quality.

September 2, 2014

Mira Sorvino: Why Maternal Health and Family Planning Matter

In a recent interview with CBS News, Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino discussed how a maternal health crisis made her acutely aware of the health care challenges faced by women in developing countries. Learn more about why Mira is partnering with EngenderHealth to help women access maternal health and family planning services around the world.

January 24, 2014

EngenderHealth Announces New Award to Expand Global Fistula Prevention and Repair

EngenderHealth has been awarded Fistula Care Plus, a new five year fistula repair and prevention project, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). With a project ceiling of $74.49 million, this award will be the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on fistula, a devastating childbirth injury.

November 8, 2013

USAID and EngenderHealth Announce Progress toward Achieving a Fistula-Free Generation

Global and local leaders from EngenderHealth, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Fistula Care, a program led by EngenderHealth and funded by USAID since 2007, will share lessons learned and chart the way forward toward achieving a fistula-free generation. USAID, EngenderHealth, and other partners have improved access to and quality of fistula care—both prevention and treatment—at 57 health facilities in 15 countries across Africa and Asia.

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