This grant will support EngenderHealth to continue to build its program for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Francophone West Africa. During this second phase of the Comprehensive Abortion Care project, EngenderHealth will build on its work in Côte d’Ivoire to expand into Benin and Burkina Faso with the aim of improving policy and service environments for abortion care. The project will work with governments to ensure youth-friendly services and build the capacity of civil society organizations to advocate for expanded access to safe abortion services.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of equity in global sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations
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.