Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

Climate Change: What’s Family Planning Got To Do With It?

The gathering of world leaders this week in Paris to discuss responses to climate change is an opportunity to think about how we can work together to build communities that can grow and prosper in the long term.

Now More Than Ever: Advocating for Elimination of Violence Against Women

As we join governments and activists around the world to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism, we are calling on governments to end violence against women and girls and make gender equality a reality for women and girls around the world.

Country: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Focus Area: Advocacy

Panel Stresses Coordination and Integration to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

GBV event photo

A panel gathered on Sept. 26 for "Putting Policy into Practice: Multisectoral Approaches to Prevention of Gender-Based Violence.”

Country: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Focus Area: Gender

Courageous Pioneers: 50 Years in Kenya

For 50 years, Pathfinder International has served millions of women, men, and young people across Kenya. Today, we celebrate our proudest, most groundbreaking achievements. And we thank the dedicated and passionate partners, donors, and staff that made them possible.

A Family's Future: One Couple's Mission to Protect Their Baby

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant each year. Without antiretroviral drugs, they face a 15-45 percent chance that their child will also become infected.

Young People Are Making Noise - and We Should Listen

First lady of Kenya with ovc

Last month, Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Gakuo was invited to take a stroll down a red carpet at an event supporting local orphans and vulnerable children. But the first lady was far from the star of the show.

mHMtaani: US-Supported Program Empowers Community Health Workers Through Mobile Technology

Community Health Workers and Mobile Health

In places like the Deep Sea Slum of Nairobi, Kenya, the dangers associated with pregnancy and child birth are not to be taken lightly. Maternal mortality still claims far too many lives and quality maternal health services are not universally available or accessible to expectant mothers.

Building Strong Health Systems in Kenya

Dr. David Wanjala, Medical Officer in Charge at Tudor District Hospital in Mombasa, sat down with Linda Suttenfield, Pathfinder International’s Director of Communications, to share how the APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project, led by Pathfinder and funded by USAID, has made a difference at his facility.

An AIDS-free Generation: Inspiring Youth in Kenya Through Dance

Alfred Sigo stands tall, looks squarely into the faces of the teenagers of Mombasa, and lays out the details of how he watched the people he loved die of AIDS. It is a story he has told nearly 100 times, but his eyes still well up when he speaks.

Country: Kenya
Focus Area: HIV & AIDS

The Energy in the Room Was Electric

Excitement fills the room at Pathfinder's launch event for a new Lake Victoria Integrated Community-Managed Population, Health and Environment Project that is set to unfold in Uganda and Kenya.

The Motorbike Outreach Model: A “Roaring” Success in Kenya’s North Eastern Province

Photo of Nurse Wilson Kurgat of Shantabaq Disp, APHIA 2 NEP Motorbike Program

In Hollywood films, the motorcycle is often synonymous with youth, rebellion, and leather-clad individuals cruising the streets in search of trouble. But deep in the hinterlands of Kenya, the motorcycle is fast becoming associated with a far more positive image—saving lives.

Country: Kenya
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

An Outlawed Profession Gets New Life

Since the Kenyan government outlawed home deliveries by traditional birth attendants (TBAs), many Kenyans—especially those in low income areas—have had to adjust.

Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in North Eastern Province

As was the case for Amina, many people in Kenya who are infected with HIV have experienced stigma and discrimination including prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse, and maltreatment.

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