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USAID Egypt Mission Director Impressed with Takamol Clinic

A rural health clinic which continues to implement activities introduced by Pathfinder's Integrated Reproductive Health Services Project (Takamol) impressed the mission director of USAID in Egypt during a recent visit.

Don't Touch My Junk, Women Demand

New airport security initiatives prompt a discussion on the lives of women and their lack of agency and choice.
When your junk is not under your own control, the stakes are high. For instance, family planning saved Georgette who by age 38 had already been pregnant 20 times. Thanks to the harsh conditions in war-torn Central Africa, seven of her babies died of starvation when her breastfeeding was prematurely ended because of another pregnancy. When Pathfinder International stepped in to offer Georgette reproductive health care and a choice to avoid her 21st pregnancy, a better life for her and her children began.

Pathfinder International Announces President Daniel Pellegrom's Retirement

Pathfinder International announces the retirement of Daniel Pellegrom, the longest-serving president of a global reproductive health organization in history.

Solar-Powered Blood Transfusion System

Pathfinder International developed a solar-powered blood transfusion system to aid cases of postpartum hemmorhage, making childbearing safer.
Blood transfusion is essential for preventing maternal death from postpartum hemorrhage but blood bank refrigeration is a problem in areas without reliable electricity. With funding from the Cloverleaf Foundation, Pathfinder International developed a solar-powered system to address this problem.

Health project reaches remote areas

Project director in Yemen, Dr. Hamouda Hanafi, is interviewed about the initiatives and accomplishments in the last five years.
The clinics targeted all the rural areas and villages of the six governorates where the project works. We were able to deliver basic health services to areas that had never had access to governmental or organizations' health services working in the area .

Agents of Change

After hearing news of a story in Ethiopia, Cara Hesse proves that a small effort can produce results.

The chain of events began in March, 2001, when a 13-year-old girl named Woinshet Zebene was abducted from her Ethiopian village and raped for two days. After she escaped, bloodied and bruised, the suspect was arrested and then released on bail. That same week, the man abducted Woinshet again, hiding the girl in his brother's house and raping her for 15 days before she escaped and sought refuge with her grandmother.

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