September 15, 2021
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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
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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.
October 6, 2020
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October 6, 2020 (Washington, DC)—EngenderHealth today announced it will lead a partnership, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development... View Article
June 24, 2016
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On March 16, 2016, EngenderHealth joined other Tanzanian partners and professional organizations in Dar es Salaam to mark the launch of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) 2016–2020 Strategic Plan (WRATZ, 2016), under the theme Zero Tolerance to Maternal Deaths, Be Accountable.
November 4, 2015
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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.
June 29, 2015
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Improving quality of care is essential to achieve the new global targets for ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
April 10, 2015
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April 11, the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, is a day for celebrating the incredible progress made worldwide to improve maternal health and rights worldwide. But it is also a day to call on governments, institutions, and civil society to do more.
September 2, 2014
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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
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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
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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.