For Support Of EngenderHealth's Programs And Strategy In West Africa

This grant will help EngenderHealth build its program for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Francophone West Africa. EngenderHealth will collect data and generate evidence, use this evidence to test marketing strategies that would gain broader acceptance for the need for reproductive health services, and develop the clinical capacity of providers in the public sector to deliver critical services such as safe abortion. During this phase of the project EngenderHealth will initially focus activities in Togo, while looking for opportunities to expand activities to other countries in the region.
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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.
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.

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