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Pathfinder Highlights Urgent Needs of Young People for 2016 World Contraception Day

Pathfinder joins the global health community in celebrating World Contraception Day. Launched in 2007, World Contraception Day aims to raise awareness about the importance and availability of a full range of contraception, especially for young people.

Not Just For Men: Global Female Condom Day Celebrated Worldwide

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Today, Pathfinder celebrates Global Female Condom Day with educational events and advocacy around the world that brings a heightened focus on a still-obscure tool in women’s sexual and reproductive health.

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.

Pathfinder Wins Excellence Award at InsideNGO Annual Conference

On July 13, 2016, InsideNGO honored Pathfinder International’s Program Systems Unit with its 2016 Excellence Award in Cross Operations at its annual conference in Washington, DC. Pathfinder was chosen as a winner due to its work in transforming a paper-based project compliance review system to a digital app and online monitoring portal, a transition that has greatly improved Pathfinder’s ability to monitor its many supported health facilities. After a successful pilot in Nigeria and roll-out in Bangladesh, the team is currently coordinating additional roll-outs in Tanzania, Kenya, and other locations.

Purnima Mane Stepping Down as Pathfinder's CEO

On Monday, April 4, Pathfinder International CEO and President Purnima Mane announced her decision to step down from her role in the organization. Ms. Mane will be pursuing new opportunities and exploring her passion for policy work in global health.

Pathfinder to Lead Post-Abortion Care (PAC) Consortium

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Pathfinder International assumed the Chair of the PAC Consortium today during an auxiliary event to the International Conference on Family Planning.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Abortion

Global Health Leaders Call to Expand Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Methods

Leading global health organizations discussed their commitment to a new Global Consensus Statement supporting the expansion of contraceptive choice for young people to include long-acting reversible contraceptives at the International Conference of Family Planning.

Pathfinder Recognizes Confirmation of USAID Administrator Gayle E. Smith

The U.S. Senate announced today that it confirmed Gayle E. Smith as the seventeenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

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.

Vote for Pathfinder During the Month of November!

Pathfinder is on the ballot to receive funding this month from CREDO, America’s only progressive phone company. And we need your help to vote for us—the more votes we get, the more money we’ll receive from CREDO.

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.

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

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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.

Angola and Ethiopia Take On Family Planning in Latest Learning Exchange

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

Dr. Mengistu Asnake Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Health

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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

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.
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