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Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

Ending Disrespect and Abuse in Childbirth

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We at Pathfinder applaud FIGO’s new guidelines and criteria for Mother-Baby Friendly facilities as an important step toward eliminating disrespectful care within maternity—but how do we ensure they're implemented?

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

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

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.

I Choose to Survive: Inno's Story

Inno and two of her children

Thirty six-year-old Inno has given birth ten times. Like many women in Nigeria, she delivered at home with the help of only a traditional birth attendant. Just six of her newborns survived. Don't miss Inno’s inspiring story—about her struggle to protect her babies and to survive.

How Will You Celebrate?

Mother and her daughter in Uganda

On her first Mother’s Day as a mom, Pathfinder’s Sarah Lance has a lot to celebrate. But her mind is never far from the thousands of mothers who are missing.

Reaching the Invisible Woman: The Right to Maternal Care

Mother and child in Peru

If you were suffering from a medical emergency, how long would it take you to reach a hospital? Could you afford an ambulance to take you there?

10 Ways the Integrated Family Health Program Is a Game-Changer for Ethiopia

For the past five years, millions of women, men, and young people throughout Ethiopia have been touched by the Integrated Family Health Program, led by Pathfinder International and JSI and funded by USAID.

What Do Fisheries Have to Do With Reproductive Health?

By midmorning, the sun heats the beaches of Jaguzi, a small island in Uganda. Fishermen find relief under the shade of a large tree. Behind them, Lake Victoria stretches for more than 200 miles.

11 Global Health Reads to Pick Up This Week (As Recommended by Pathfinder Staff)

It’s officially spring and World Health Day is on its way (April 7th)! I don’t know about you, but I often enjoy the weather with book in hand. Here are eleven great global health reads as recommended by Pathfinder staff.

Our Kids Need Us: One Family’s Struggle to Survive

By 25, Betty had four children. Her last delivery nearly killed her, when she lost too much blood. “I survived but never regained my health,” says Betty.


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