EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.
EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
For decades, EngenderHealth has improved the lives of men, women, and families through its work in family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, gender equity, and many other programs.
Advancing Family Planning
Across the globe, we have proven that even in resource-poor settings, family planning services can be safe, effective, and affordable. Learn about our work in contraception, informed choice, and more.
Our approach to maternal health is holistic, addressing women’s sexual and reproductive health needs throughout their lives. We work to equip health facilities with medical supplies and well-trained staff to provide high-quality services.
HIV, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
To help overcome the global HIV epidemic, we train health providers, improve health services, and advocate for national and international policies that respond to the needs of people living with HIV.
Engaging Men As Parents in Reproductive Health
Addressing gender issues is essential to improving the health of both women and men. Through our Men As Partners® program and other initiatives, we mobilize men to support their partners’ reproductive health, promote gender equity, and reduce gender-based violence.
Improving Clinical Quality
We improve the quality of health care by training providers to be responsive and informative, to prevent infection at the facility, and to increase communication among staff. Our pioneering COPE® process has been adapted around the world.
Advocacy and Policy
We work locally, globally, and in the United States to influence evidence-based policy change that will lead to lasting improvements in reproductive health care services.
EngenderHealth is the managing partner of several major projects—consortiums of organizations working in partnership to achieve the maximum impact on public health. These projects range from global to country-specific.