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Pathfinder and E2A Events Postponed at ICFP

Due to the postponement of the International Conference on Family Planning, the following planned Pathfinder and E2A side events have also been postponed.

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VIDEO: 'Solar Suitcase' Helps Women Give Birth In Africa, Treats Medical Emergencies In The Dark

solar suitcase
In rural parts of Uganda, medical centers and makeshift hospitals are often left in the dark at night, making it difficult and even dangerous to treat medical emergencies or deliver babies at night. The “solar suitcase” is changing that.

Haiti's High-Tech Revolution: From the city to the mountain, one tablet bridges two worlds

A bright, sterile technology factory; a rural community nestled in the mountains. White uniforms, electrical wiring and quickly working fingers; rocky soil, wispy clouds and familiar faces. Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and Robin, a small mountaintop community outside Fermathe, in the department of Ouest, are only about an hour’s drive apart. But in many ways, the two seem to exist in different worlds.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Haiti

Despite the odds, one doctor promotes family planning in Muslim Nigeria

For 10 years, Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega has been championing evidence-based arguments to try to persuade clerics that Islam supports family planning methods, contrary to the views of many clerics in Nigeria.

Fit contraception to local needs, health workers urged

Giving women the option of using contraception tailored to their individual circumstances is vital to increasing birth control in developing countries, an event heard last week.

Planning for Life on World Contraception Day in Niger

Thousands gathered in Niger’s Kantche District in Zinder this week to celebrate the power of family planning as part of the country’s World Contraception Day ceremony.

Conférence débat sur la problématique des grossesses non désirées chez les adolescents et jeunes en RD Congo

A l’occasion de la journée internationale pour la dépénalisation de l’avortement célébré chaque 28 septembre, le Programme National de Santé de l’Adolescent en collaboration avec Pathfinder, a organisé le jeudi 01 octobre dernier dans la salle de paroisse « sacré cœur » de Gombe, à Kinshasa, une journée de réflexion sur les grossesses non désirés chez les adolescents et les jeunes en RDC.

Meeting Contraceptive Needs: Long-Term Associations Of the PRACHAR Project with Married Women’s Awareness and Behavior in Bihar

This article presents findings from an evaluation that sought to shed light on whether the improvements in contraceptive awareness and use observed following the implementation of the PRACHAR project were still evident four to eight years after its completion. Specifically, we examined whether women who were building families in areas where the PRACHAR project had been implemented—many of whom had not been directly exposed to the intervention—reported different contraceptive experiences than did those in comparison areas where the program had not been implemented.

Pathfinder Joins Global Day of Action for Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Sept 28
On September 28th, Pathfinder International will join national and international women’s health groups around the world to mark the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Abortion

U.S. Government Officially Recognizes Sexual Rights

In a landmark action this week, the United States government publicly acknowledged that it will begin using the term "sexual rights" in discussions of human rights and global development.

Anahí de Cárdenas presentará la campaña “Si tomaste una decisión, cuídate”

The actress and model, Anahí de Cárdenas, officially presents the campaign "Si tomaste una decisión, cuídate" to raise awareness among women of childbearing age on methods of contraception.

Angola and Ethiopia Take On Family Planning in Latest Learning Exchange

Learning Exchange
The Adolescent Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Learning Exchange Trip brought key Angolan stakeholders to visit their counterparts in Ethiopia in July 2015.

Reproductive Health In The Hills of Haiti

The name Haiti comes from the indigenous Taíno language meaning, “land of high mountains.” While beautiful, these mountains can make access to basic health care difficult for the more than 40% of Haitians who live in rural areas.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Haiti

Dr. Mengistu Asnake Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Health

Mengistu award
Pathfinder's Country Representative in Ethiopia was recognized by the Amhara Regional Health Bureau for his leadership in the health sector.
Type: Press Release
Country: Ethiopia

The Power of Female Condom Users

Estrella Alcalde, Gender Advisor for Pathfinder Mozambique, is featured in the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme's 2014 Annual Report discussing the power of female condoms alongside two other UAFC partners.

The SDGs Are All About Integration: Good Thing PHE Programs Have Been Doing That for Years

Pathfinder's Cara Honzak and Cheryl Margoluis show how strong PHE is as a reference point for thinking about how to achieve the SDGs.

Pathfinder International Stands with Planned Parenthood

Pathfinder International stands with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and more than 300 organizations that agree that women’s health should not be held hostage to politics.

A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti's Health Care Workers

At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For miles around, this clinic is the only place people can come for modern medical attention.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Haiti
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