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Pathfinder Wins Quality Innovation Challenge

On August 16, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Pathfinder as one of the 2016 Quality Innovation Challenge awardees. The Quality Innovation Challenge is a global call for creative ideas to improve quality in sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and youth.

Pathfinder Launches Burundi’s First Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

On August 19, 2016 Pathfinder International was pleased to inaugurate the first cervical cancer prevention program in Burundi. Burundi has the 8th highest rate of cervical cancer in the world.

Population boom can be worrisome

In Tanzania, despite the fact that the citizens were busy obeying the scriptures, the point was further driven home when President John Magufuli told people that they should go ahead and produce as many children as they so wish, because after all, the government will cater for their education.

Tanzania Rejects Key Recommendations to Human Rights Council

Tanzania has rejected 72 recommendations including to duly safeguard the freedom of speech and the right to information as advised by Portugal via the Human Rights Council's Working Group on Universal Periodic Review (UPC).

Pathfinder International called for more efforts to transform gender norms to enable women and girls enjoy sexual reproductive health and rights; “how does a women facing gender based violence negotiate condom use? How can she freely access health care if she needs her husband’s permission to leave the house?” queried Pathfinder International Country Director Mustafa Kudrati.

The Single-Visit Approach as a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy Among Women With HIV in Ethiopia: Successes and Lessons Learned

Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in Ethiopia. Using a single-visit approach to prevent cervical cancer, the Addis Tesfa project tested women with HIV through visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash and, if tests results were positive, offered immediate cryotherapy of the precancerous lesion or referral for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. The objective of this article is to review screening and treatment outcomes over nearly 4 years of project implementation and to identify lessons learned to improve cervical cancer prevention programs in Ethiopia and other resource-constrained settings.

Fishing and family planning – how the two are linked

Sometimes, delivering mixed messages is a good thing, as an integrated project in the Lake Tanganyika region has proved.

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

As people around the world celebrate the remarkable Paris Agreement to address climate change, there’s a genuine opportunity for countries to act on their financial pledges to help the world adapt to climate change – especially people in developing countries who are most vulnerable.

Twenty-four villages are now participating in the Tuungane Project (Kiswahili for “Let’s Unite), a partnership between TNC and Pathfinder International that holistically address reproductive health, the environment and livelihood needs of these communities in this region.

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.

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.

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

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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.

mHealth Compendum Volume 5 features Pathfinder's mhealth projects

Pathfinder's mhealth projects in Nigeria and Tanzania are highlighted in the latest volume of the mHealth Compendum.

Former UNFPA Executive Director, African NGO, Win 2015 UN Population Award

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, a former Executive Director of UNFPA and a current Pathfinder board member, has won the 2015 United Nations Population Award.

Lessons Learned from Pathfinder on Mobile Money Payments for CHWs

In a recent interview, Pathfinder’s Marion McNabb shared key lessons learned related to developing and implementing mobile money applications to pay community health workers.

Pathfinder International pays thousands of CHWs via mobile money for stipends and training costs in Tanzania, Kenya and more recently Haiti and Mozambique.

A Good Investment on International Women's Day

Purnima Mane joins Jeni Klugman, Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Women in Public Policy Program Fellow, to share the economic benefits of investing in women's reproductive health.

What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? What if this investment not only yielded benefits to you, but created long-standing social and economic benefits for families, communities and countries around the world? It might be hard to imagine, but this opportunity exists: it’s an investment in reproductive health for women and girls.

Chinese Delegation’s Visit to the US Signals Final Handover of Project

Chinese delegation visit
A delegation of five senior Chinese government officials arrived in San Francisco, California on January 22, 2015 for a five-day visit, part of the Pathfinder International Changzhou Migrant Workers' Health and Wellness Project.

Interview with Chantal Inamahoro

Recently Women at the Center sat down with Chantal Inamahoro, Country Representative for Burundi at Pathfinder International, to speak about reproductive health and family planning in her country.

Pathfinder Stands by Health Care Needs of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam

Vietnam workshop
Pathfinder, in collaboration with Vietnam’s Committee for Ethnic and Minority Affairs and the Health Strategy & Policy Institutes of Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, disseminated the results of an assessment on the health care services for ethnic minorities of small population in Vietnam.

Pathfinder Co-Sponsors Politico Ad on Helms Amendment

Pathfinder joins several peer organizations in the call to President Obama to provide access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment.
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