My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Engenderhealth, Inc., New York, NY, USA
I first heard about EngenderHealth from my sister, who has shared a great deal with me about the inspirational work they do. EngenderHealth is an incredible nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health for women all across the world. They work to ensure that more people have access to reproductive health services that we often take for granted in our own lives. Among the many issues and EngenderHealth programs I’ve learned about, there are a couple that are particularly moving for me.
Before learning about EngenderHealth, I didn’t know that fistula was still such a huge cause for suffering for women in developing countries. It’s heartwrenching to think that a problem that is preventable can still affect so many women, simply because they don’t have the means to get proper health care. But EngenderHealth leads the biggest U.S.-funded project to address this problem. They’re committed to training more fistula surgeons, treating women who have lost all hope, and most importantly, educating women so they can avoid getting fistula in the first place. The documented success stories from women who recovered from fistula show the dramatic impact that EngenderHealth is having on people’s lives.
Stopping the spread of HIV is obviously another critical global issue that is important to me. Ignorance and lack of knowledge are key drivers in the spread of HIV and inevitably lead to fear and stigmatization. I think EngenderHealth is doing great work by focusing on reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV while also becoming a leader in expanding access to treatment, especially in African countries that are hardest hit by the virus.