EngenderHealth

For Support Of A Rights-based Approach To Family Planning

Overview
EngenderHealth works to improve access to and the quality of family planning and reproductive health services in more than fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the public sector where many women seek services. Using insights from previously-funded work, this grant will allow EngenderHealth to practically demonstrate how family planning service providers, policymakers, and community members in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, can act to ensure that women’s rights are respected when seeking services.
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for general operating support  
In partnership with governments and communities in more than twenty countries, EngenderHealth trains public sector health professionals to provide high-quality maternal health, family planning, and HIV and AIDS services. With this funding, EngenderHealth will continue to train health care providers, offer facilitative supervision at health sites, and ensure the availability of commodities and supplies. It will work closely with country partners to advocate for policies that support strong, functioning health systems at all levels and encourage individuals, families, and communities to seek family planning and reproductive health services.
for a tool to improve family planning services  
EngenderHealth is requesting funds to develop a prototype tool kit, called Checkpoints for Choice, that will help policymakers, health care providers, and community members identify whether women's choices about contraception are respected when they receive family planning services. The goal of this project is to provide these constituencies with an evidence-based and concrete tool to promote and protect reproductive rights and contraceptive choice. This project grant reflects the Global Development and Population Program’s stronger emphasis on fostering specific improvements in access to and quality of family planning services, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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