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CARE is committed to advancing health equity and rights for all, with a special focus on ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights in both stable and fragile/crisis-affected settings. We take a rights-based, public-health approach that addresses discrimination and disparities in all their forms, and which ensures equitable to access to quality health services.

In response to COVID-19, CARE is working with local partners and governments to slow the spread of the virus, protect and empower health providers, strengthen community-based health and support systems, ensure continuity of essential health services (including SRHR) and build back resilient and inclusive health systems.


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“All men should let their wives start family planning” – Hawa’s Story

This is the first blog in a 4-part series sharing personal family planning stories from around the world – presented by CARE and Girls’ Globe in the lead up to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning. Catch up on the whole series with stories from Parmila, Oun Srey Leak, and Olive.
***Low res images. Suitable for online and social*** HALOW+ project facilitated to form Coronavirus Awareness Committee at 9 communities each comprising of 5 members and total 45 people (female: 30 & male: 15) responsible for organizing small group meetings, visiting households and drawing social distance mark in their community. They have supported in sensitization on COVID-19 prevention to community people (in Baimail and Kunia) during
relief distribution by the Ward Councilor and local elite leaders. A total 350 community people (female: 190
& male: 160) received relief services properly following the social distancing process.

In addition, Community Support Groups of the project also addressed the COVID-19 issue by promoting hand washing practices, establishing cost-effective hand washing facilities at community level, food distribution, community disinfection within their own capacity while taking necessary guidance from Ward Health Development Committees. 

Till April 5, 2020, a total of 2,413 people (female: 1,398 & male: 1,015) from 13 communities joined COVID-19 awareness sessions and Hand washing demonstration by the help of the Community Support group members.


About project: 

Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus (HALOW+), funded by GSK, is aimed at strengthening the learning of the pilot project that was carried out in 2015 and widen its impact. The pilot project focused on four key areas of interventions, aimed at improving healthcare access for RMG workers and improve their health and nutrition-seeking behavior; increasing preventative and curative service uptake by RMG workers; mobilizing communities and creating referral networks and service linkage for RMG workers and their families and creating shared platforms to address underlying health and nutritional issues faced by workers.

Leaving No One Behind: Designing a Rights-Based, Community-Centered Response to COVID-19

At CARE, we believe that achieving the “leave no one behind” aspect of UHC is paramount to achieving the SDGs. Here we explain how this principal was integrated into our COVID-19 health response across all contexts.


Thursday, February 4 | 8:00am EST

Advocacy and Accountability to Ensure SRHR in Crisis (Zoom Side Event)


CARE's Reproductive Health Programs

Learn about our work supporting high-quality, comprehensive reproductive health education and services, including family planning.

Progress Toward FP2020 Commitments

In 2012, we committed to putting reproductive rights, women’s empowerment, and gender equality at the center of our sexual, reproductive, and maternal health programming and policy work. Here we report on our progress and share key updates.