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EngenderHealth ConnectMAY 2017
Condoms and Conversations in Togo

Emefa is a 25-year-old sex worker who befriended Sela Adjovi, an EngenderHealth community health worker.

“Every day, Sela would see me on the street and ask me how I’m doing,” Emefa recalled. “I would ignore her every time. She never gave up on me, and now I can’t wait until I can see her and talk to her about life.”

Today, five years later, Emefa and Sela Adjovi, a community health worker with EngenderHealth, still meet frequently to catch up and discuss any health-related issues. Read their story.


Crucial Conversations: Ethiopia

Coffee and conversation helps reduce intimate partner violence, a pervasive problem in Ethiopia and elsewhere around the globe. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, EngenderHealth invited all to start engaging in crucial conversations and step up to #BeBoldForChange with a new video.


Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule

The Mexico City Policy is an attack on women. Our CEO and President, Ulla Müller, explains the real impact and what is at stake: "The only intervention I’ve seen that really works—that really makes a difference in women’s lives—is family planning. When a woman can decide for herself whether and when to get pregnant, she holds the key to her own life."


Guidelines on Catheterization Are Launched in Nigeria

Eradication of obstetric fistula in Nigeria presents an enormous challenge due to the financial resources required, as well as shortages of trained personnel, insufficient equipment, and uneven distribution of the country’s skilled health workforce. In response, EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus project and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health launched guidelines on catheterization for prevention and management of obstetric fistula.


Realizing Sexual & Reproductive Rights: CSW 2017

EngenderHealth hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Five leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights convened to discuss the links between rights and economic empowerment.

Ensuring that Every Woman Lives a Life of Dignity and Freedom from Violence

EngenderHealth is excited to announce Grace Malera as the Malawi Project Director. Ms. Malera is gearing up to create policy and strengthen existing programs to support survivors of gender-based violence.

Accessing Reproductive Health In Ethiopia

The Access to Reproductive Health Initiative (ABRI) seeks to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Ethiopia through increased contraceptive prevalence and use of abortion services. It has been operating in Ethiopia since mid-2008. Read about its successive phases.

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Fistula Services: Surgical Safety Toolkit
This adaptable system of quality assurance tools and safety checklists from the Fistula Care Plus project aims to standardize surgical care in obstetric fistula treatment. Watch the intro video and download the toolkit.


Expanding Our Global Leadership Team
We’re delighted to announce new senior staff joining the EngenderHealth global leadership team—Mwemezi Ngemera, Regional Representative for East Africa, and Lauren Wolkoff, Global Director of Communications & Marketing.



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EngenderHealth EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to working towards a world where sexual and reproductive rights are respected as human rights and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. In nearly 20 countries around the world, EngenderHealth creates lasting change by training healthcare professionals and partnering with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available today and for all generations to come. EngenderHealth

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