Twenty years after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), inequalities in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) persist between and within countries and across gender and population groups, with grave consequences for health and overall social and economic development.
At EHG, we adopt a gender-sensitive and rights-based approach to SRH programme implementation and technical advisory services. Throughout our work, we strive to ensure that all women and men – married or unmarried - have access to sexual and reproductive health services of good quality regardless of their sexual orientation or gender, with a particular focus on young people and marginalised and underserved groups. Essential services include amongst others: family planning education and modern contraceptives; prevention of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions; maternal, child and newborn health services; SRHR awareness and sexuality education for young people; the fight against gender-based violence; and the protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Beyond the protection against health risks, we put the promotion of sexual health and gender equality at the forefront of our work.
Consultancy services provided by EHG focus on appraisal, review, surveillance, design, management and evaluation of integrated SRH programmes; integration of reproductive health services (especially STI/HIV and family planning) into primary health care; design, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion, social marketing and behaviour change communication interventions; sexual and reproductive health procurement and logistics systems; and capacity development of NGOs working in the field of sexual and reproductive health programmes.