EngenderHealth, Inc.

aka EngenderHealth   |   Washington, DC   |  www.engenderhealth.org

Mission

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Ruling year info

1952

President & CEO

Traci L. Baird

Main address

505 9th St, NW Suite 601

Washington, DC 20004 USA

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EIN

13-1623838

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At EngenderHealth, we believe everyone, everywhere, should have the opportunity to realize their full potentials. But not everyone does. Women and girls are too often held back by formal and informal discrimination. They often have less access than males to resources such as food, healthcare, education, and jobs. Sexual and gender minorities, youth, women and girls with disabilities, and those who are rural and poor are even further disadvantaged. Gender inequality and lack of respect for sexual & reproductive health & rights have devastating consequences. We all suffer: individuals, families, communities, and countries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are deeply connected. Everyone deserves access to information and services they want and need, free of discrimination and bias, and to make their own decisions about sex and childbearing. When that happens, we all benefit: children, families, communities, and societies.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Our programming builds on the lessons learned and best practices gained through more than 75 years of experience working in more than 100 countries around the world to support individuals, communities, and healthcare systems in delivering high-quality, gender-equitable programs and services that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. With an international support office in Washington, DC and regional offices in Abidjan, Dar es Salaam, and New Delhi, we are implementing programs in countries across Asia and Africa, as well as in the United States.

In our 2018–2019 program year, our contraceptive counseling and service delivery work in nine countries supported activities in 7,885 health facilities in to achieve the following results:

- 3.9 million clients received contraceptive services, including counseling
- 3.2 million people received their chosen method of contraception
- 5.2 million unintended pregnancies were averted
- 1.4 million unsafe abortions were averted
- 72,910 child deaths were averted
- 6,472 maternal deaths were averted
- $268,000,000 in direct healthcare costs were saved

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women 2013

Avon Foundation

Emerging Innovation Award 2013

Healthy Teen Network

50 Most Inspiring Ideas and Solutions for Women 2012

Women Deliver

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unintended pregnancies averted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of maternal deaths prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of child deaths prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

For FY18, ending June 30, 2018. Estimated using the Marie Stopes International Impact 2 Model.

Number of unsafe abortions averted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For FY18, ending June 30, 2018. Estimated using the Marie Stopes International Impact 2 Model.

Direct healthcare costs saved (in 2018 USD)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Couple Years Protection (CYP) delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

FY18 - The estimated protection provided by contraceptive methods during a one-year period, based upon the volume of all contraceptives sold or distributed free of charge to clients during that period

Number of fistula repairs provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

For FY18, ending June 30, 2018

Number of clients who received the contraceptive method of their choice

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EngenderHealth aims to help create a world where women and girls exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive health services and participate as equal members of society. We pursue a holistic, integrated strategy to achieve this vision. Our strategy recognizes that everyone’s lives are influenced by the people, institutions, and systems around them. Promoting health, rights, and gender equality requires working with girls’ and women’s intimate partners, families, friends, faith communities, schools, health systems, governments, and others. Our theory of change holds that:

• if women and girls have the knowledge, confidence and skills to get the SRH information and services they want and need;
• and their peers, families and broader communities support them;
• and health systems and other institutions provide what they need, free of gender bias and discrimination;
• in the context of a strong enabling environment;
• then they will exercise their rights, participate as equal members of society, and live their best lives.

Working with local organizations, Ministries of Health, and other partners, we:
• Reach out to women and girls in homes, schools, social groups, workplaces, and communities to support them in accessing sexual and reproductive health information and care, exercising their rights, and claiming their rightful places in society.
• Foster social support networks for girls and women, and invest in them as leaders.
• Engage women, girls, and young people in designing and implementing programs meant to benefit them.
• Work with communities on evidence-based, context-specific interventions to examine and challenge harmful norms related to youth and gender.
• Support communities in dismantling age- and gender-related barriers to sexual and reproductive health information and services and to equal participation in society, and in combatting negative manifestations of harmful gender norms, such as gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, and unsafe abortion.
• Implement interventions to reduce stigma and myths related to sexual and reproductive health and rights; foster community support for women’s and girls’ autonomy.
• Address men’s and adolescent boys’ sexual and reproductive health and rights; mobilize them in promoting positive gender norms and supporting women’s and girls’ health and rights.
• Support governments in developing, disseminating, and ensuring compliance with standards, guidelines, and protocols for sexual and reproductive healthcare and addressing gender-based violence.
• Help health systems strengthen competency-based training for counseling and service delivery.
• Support health systems and facilities in providing high-quality services through infrastructure improvements, effective supply management, and data collection and analysis.
• Work with health systems and communities to create sustainable, effective mechanisms to obtain and act on community feedback about services.
• Advocate with policymakers and other stakeholders for allocation of adequate financial and other resources for gender-equitable, youth-friendly, and inclusive sexual and reproductive healthcare; development and dissemination of healthcare policies and guidelines consistent with international guidance; and removal of cost and policy barriers that impede access to such care.
• Provide technical assistance to national and local governments—and work with the private sector—to ensure gender-equitable, youth-friendly, and inclusive policies and practices related to sexual and reproductive healthcare.
• Partner with civil society organizations in advocating for laws and policies that support comprehensive, gender-equitable, youth-friendly, and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services, reproductive rights, and gender equality.
• Work with civil society to hold governments and global institutions accountable for ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights, and for keeping related commitments under international treaties and agreements.

EngenderHealth’s sexual and reproductive health programs have long been rights-based and client-centered—treating not just the reproductive health system but the whole person. Today, we build on more than 75 years of experience as we work to achieve gender equality in and through sexual and reproductive health and rights programs.

We have long been known as a technical leader in the field, providing tools, models, and techniques for improving contraceptive counseling, quality of clinical care, and medical procedures. For example, in the 1980s and 1990s, EngenderHealth brought the non-scalpel vasectomy technique to the world, producing the definitive guide on the process and training thousands of doctors how to perform it. Our Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand (SEED™) Programming Model and Assessment Guide for Family Planning Programming have been used widely in the reproductive health community, providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool for program managers and staff to determine strengths and weaknesses in family planning programs by identifying programmatic gaps that require further investment or more in-depth assessment. Our COPE® tool, designed to ensure services are Client-Oriented and Provider-Efficient, has been widely adopted by other organizations to improve quality in health services by enabling facility staff to assess the services they provide. Users identify problems, find the root causes, and develop effective solutions. Our Men As Partners® (MAP) program, which was groundbreaking when it was introduced in the mid-1990s, led to a sector-wide shift in engaging men in promoting gender equity and health in their families and communities. In 2018, we published a new curriculum providing a comprehensive approach to counseling for contraception, building on our historic position of leadership on rights, choice, and voluntarism in sexual and reproductive health. The REDI curriculum (REDI stands for Rapport Building, Exploring, Decision Making, and Implementing the Decision) places the client at the center and empowers health professionals to help each new client choose the method of contraception that is best suited to the client’s personal situation, social circumstances, and health needs.

As we develop, implement, and evaluate our programs, local staff lead the way. We emphasize and value local leadership, and in recent years have invested more heavily in that model by shrinking our US-based head office staff and creating regional offices in East Africa, West and Central Africa, and Asia to support national program staff in each region. Nearly all of our staff at the national and regional levels are from the country or region where they work. With the emphasis on local capacity, our work benefits from strong relationships with national governments, health system authorities, civil society organizations, private-sector partners, and other key partners at the local level.

EngenderHealth has a longstanding legacy as a leader in family planning, particularly long-acting and permanent methods (such as tubal ligations), contraceptive counseling techniques, quality assurance tools, and engaging men and boys as partners in supporting women’s and girls’ health and rights. Through our work, we have reached millions of people in dozens of countries with contraceptive counseling and services, and trained tens of thousands of healthcare providers to improve quality of care. Using sector-standard modeling, we calculate the impact of this work. In our most recent program year alone, our work averted 5.2 million unintended pregnancies, 1.4 million unsafe abortions, 72,910 child deaths, and 6,472 maternal deaths, as well as saving US$268,000,000 in direct healthcare costs.

Moving forward, we are working under a new strategic plan that builds on the successes of our past while positioning us to both be the change we want to see in the world and effect that change. EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. We have committed that by 2030 we will reach at least 30 million people, including adolescents, with rights-based, gender-equitable, accessible, high-quality, evidence-based programs to include contraceptive services, prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention and treatment and postpartum family planning, and comprehensive abortion care.

Our strategy is built on core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; evidence and innovation; engagement and collaboration; leadership and learning; and organizational effectiveness. Our programming builds on the lessons learned and best practices gained through more than 75 years of experience working in more than 100 countries around the world to support individuals, communities, and healthcare systems in delivering high-quality, gender-equitable programs and services that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. By successfully implementing this strategy, we will help create a world in which women and girls exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive health services and participate as equal members of society.

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EngenderHealth, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Rosenstock

UCLA

Term: 2020 -

Rosemary Ellis

Management Consultant

Linda Rosenstock

UCLA

Denise Dunning

Rise Up

Karen Koh

Independent Journalist

Constance Carrino

Independent Advisor

Andrew Sommer

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Ruby Aggarwal

O’Connor Consulting

Ryan Hawke

Under the Influence Productions

Ruth Katz

Aspen Institute

Juan Negrette

University of Utah

Mark Simmonds

Independent Advisor

Kimberly Gregory

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Tom Georgis

Consultant

Robert Petty

Clearwater Capital Partners

Sarah Cairns-Smith

The Boston Consulting Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/02/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data