Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

“I cannot stop this work…I’ll do it until my last breath.”


Saving women’s lives by building the skills of health care providers like Vimla in their own facilities.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Defending Sarah’s Right to Decide

Sarah Tanzania

In Tanzania, 42 percent of young women with no education have given birth.You know it doesn’t have to be this way.

Update: Making Progress to End Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths


We have great news to share regarding our efforts to end preventable deaths of mothers and children around the world.

Global Commitments, Local Actions: Keeping the Momentum Going After ICFP


What a week in Bali! I joined more than 50 Pathfinders and thousands of family planning advocates for the International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia.

Continuum of Care Brings Healthy Moms and Babies in Uttar Pradesh


“I felt weak, often irritable. My hands and legs often trembled…” It was a warning sign for Pushpa Devi, who at the age of 28 was five months pregnant with her third child.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

New Hope, New Lives: Fistula Elimination in Ethiopia

Fistula Ethiopia

Obstetric fistula is a condition which can lead to a lifetime of both physical disability and psychological consequences—including being ostracized from families and communities.

Standing by: Supporting High-risk Pregnancies in India


When Munni Devi learned she was pregnant, she was thrilled. But during her fifth month of pregnancy, she started leaking amniotic fluid. Her network of providers was there every step of the way.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Our Global Impact in 2014

2014 was a great year for Pathfinder, and we are SO PROUD to share our accomplishments with you. Take a look at our infographic!

Too Good, and True: Ensuring Rights-Based, Quality Maternal Health Care in Mozambique

SCIP blog

With skilled birth attendance rates increasing from 63% to 75% over the past four years, more mothers in Mozambique have access to high-quality, skilled care during pregnancy and delivery.

Saving Mothers’ Lives in India

Thanks to our Matrika project and the new link it creates between public and private health providers, Poonam and pregnant women like her in India are receiving better maternal health care.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Haitian Health Center Takes First Step Toward Improved Care

Les Anglais

Pathfinder's Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti project approached the staff of Les Anglais clinic with an innovative solution to address their challenges and improve overall service delivery.

In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive


Charles Kabiswa, director of one of Pathfinder's key partner organizations in Uganda, reflects on the success of our HoPE project and celebrates winning a Population Institute Media Award.

Reflecting on Haiti, Five Years Later

Haiti clinic

Five years ago today, the world stood still for Haitians while the ground moved – on January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake with long-standing consequences. Hearing from one of Pathfinder’s Haitian staff about that moment in time when everything changed, I still get chills.

A Matter of Life and Death


Jenelia lives in a remote mountain village in Haiti—the most dangerous place to give birth in the Western hemisphere.

Reacting to the Senseless Loss of Life in India

Mathew Joseph, Pathfinder's Country Representative in India, responds to news of botched government sterilizations.

In Burkina Faso’s Health Centers, the Need for Bread and Roses

If we cannot bring these women to clinics that welcome them with the same bright colors they themselves bring, it seems to me that we are giving them bread without the roses.

Seeing the Pathfinder Difference: How One Hospital Transformed My View

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Longtime Pathfinder supporter Bonnie New shares how one trip to India showed her just how different the level of care can be in rural areas of the world.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

The World is Calling for Change

Today is a day of beginnings at Pathfinder. It is the first of the month, the start of a new fiscal year, and importantly, today is the official start of a new five-year strategy. Looking beyond 2015, we must advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally by catalyzing change locally. We must do it now.

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.

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