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How We Work

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Our Approach

Gynuity listens to women, providers and policymakers, and works with them to create services that are safe, high quality, and person-centered. Through conversations and active collaborations with partners on-the-ground, we fill evidence gaps by using basic science research, clinical research, and implementation research to achieve proof of concept for new models of care. We use our new information to influence change and advocate for improvements in policy and practice.

Collaboration with a range of partners is integral to our model of work. We engage with Ministries of Health, community-based organizations, hospitals and clinic/hospital networks, social marketing organizations, universities, pharmaceutical entities, global norm-setting bodies, research organizations and independent providers and advocates.

Our Methods

At Gynuity, we:

  • Take risks in all areas of our work, including the topics we study, our partnerships and where we work.
  • Advocate with a diverse set of partners and policymakers to advance new evidence-based protocols, clinical care guidelines, standards of care, and interventions.
  • Use evidence to challenge the status quo by creating progressive, person-centered models of care; by helping to reshape clinical guidelines; and by advocating for policy and practice changes at the local, regional, national and international levels.
  • Use our voice to tackle difficult issues, promote new ideas and influence change.
  • Train and provide high-quality technical assistance to providers, governments and health care systems so that they can incorporate new knowledge into policy and practice.
  • Employ clear and effective communications tools, including publications, presentations, and social media to share our research and programmatic findings with providers, policymakers and program implementers.

Read about our approach in our three interrelated work streams, Research, Partnerships for Policy and Practice, and Communications for Impact.

  • Research

    Research

    Women and girls around the world lack access to low-cost, easy-to-deliver medicines and tools that can improve the safety and quality of maternal and reproductive health services. Evidence is needed to demonstrate that simple, safe and effective reproductive and maternal health technologies have the power to transform lives and improve outcomes for women and girls in dense, urban communities, as well as hard-to-reach settings, including those living in remote or sparsely populated areas and in humanitarian settings.

    We believe that if we harness the power of establishment tools (in this case, scientific evidence and understanding), share our findings in reputable scientific journals, and collaborate with thought-leaders, we can create a path for more effective, more efficient and, ultimately, better services.

    Learn more about our achievements and recent projects in the high impact areas of maternal and reproductive health including medical abortion, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, and health system strengthening in sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy and childbirth care.

  • Partnerships for Policy and Practice

    Partnerships for Policy and Practice

    We understand that it is critical to take research and use it to influence policy change. We do this by speaking at professional conferences, hosting convenings and publishing our work. We collaborate with a range of partners–at the international and national levels and locally, on-the-ground, in communities–to create the synergies necessary to trigger change in policy and practice.

    Learn more about our achievements and recent projects in the high impact areas of maternal and reproductive health including medical abortion, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, and health system strengthening in sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy and childbirth care.

  • Communications for Impact

    Communications for Impact

    We recognize that strategic communications are critical to increase the impact of our research and programmatic findings. While strengthening our use of traditional methods, we are also using a range of digital communications channels to communicate more actively and frequently with our target audiences and amplify our organizational voice to influence policy and practice. To achieve this goal, we will bolster our internal communications capacities and increase our communications partnerships.

    Learn more about our achievements and recent projects in the high impact areas of maternal and reproductive health including medical abortion, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, and health system strengthening in sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy and childbirth care.

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