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Pathfinder Applauds President Barack Obama's Presidential Memorandum on Women and Girls

On Wednesday, President Obama took a significant and critical step in ensuring continued support for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls globally.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Congratulates New Secretary of State John Kerry, Supports Focus on Women and Girls

Secretary of State John Kerry
Pathfinder International congratulates John Kerry on his confirmation to serve as the next US Secretary of State and asks for Kerry's continued support of women’s health and rights.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Welcomes Focus on Measuring Progress in Bill Gates’ Annual Letter

Melinda Gates, Maternal Health
Today, Bill Gates released his annual letter as Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on innovations in measurement.

Empowering Community Health Workers in Bihar: Mobile Academy and Mobile Kunji

In partnership with Mobile Kunji and Mobile Academy, Pathfinder is rolling out a training program for thousands of community health workers who will increase the demand and practice of priority maternal and neonatal health behaviors in Bihar, India.

As part of the Ananya programme, BBC Media Action is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce maternal and infant mortality by 40% in Bihar, India by 2015.

Pathfinder Celebrates 40 Years of Roe v. Wade; Challenges for Access to Safe, Legal Abortion Worldwide Remain

Photo of woman with abortion protest sign in Mozambique
Today, Pathfinder Internationals joins our friends, supporters, and allies around the world in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a momentous Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Abortion

2012 Was a Year for Women and Girls: Will We See the Same Momentum in 2013?

Pathfinder President Purnima Mane discusses 2012 as a "year for women", applauding the progress made for women's health throughout the world and weighing in on how we make 2013 even more progressive.

In March of this year, on International Women's Day, I asked, "Is 2012 the Year for Women and Girls?" Now, as we enter 2013, I find myself looking back on my call for stronger partnerships, more global coalitions and wondering, Are those enough?

Type: Pathfinder in the News
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder's Dr. Haris Ahmed Stresses Need to Address Maternal Mortality in Pakistan

Experts from Pathfinder International and the Marie Stopes Society emphasize the importance of family planning and birth spacing as a part of reducing the maternal mortality rate in Pakistan.

“Couples continue to suffer due to lack of awareness of modern family planning methods. Six percent of mothers of all ages die due to unsafe abortions. Keeping these facts in mind, the event focused on having a discussion on what should be done to address and eventually eradicate these maladies."

Linking Conservation And Development To Save Africa’s Largest Lake

In Western Tanzania, Pathfinder and the Nature Conservancy have teamed up to tackle issues in health and environment simultaneously with a project that recognizes the unique relationship of a population and their ecosystem.

This year, the Nature Conservancy is working with Pathfinder International in Western Tanzania to prove that protecting the health of individuals and their natural resources (food, water, soil) will improve their livelihoods significantly as opposed to only treating one issue.

Pathfinder Joins in Statement of Grief for NGO Deaths in Pakistan

Pathfinder International, as a member of the Pakistan Reproductive Health Network, joins in sharing the grief and outrage of other NGO and civil society organizations over the deaths of health workers in Pakistan.
Type: Press Release
Country: Pakistan
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Chosen by USAID to Lead New Bangladesh NGO Health Service Delivery Project

Pathfinder is thrilled to announce we have been chosen to lead a new Bangladesh NGO Health Service Delivery Project. The project will support delivery of essential health care services through a network of NGO clinics in Bangladesh.
Type: Press Release
Country: Bangladesh
Focus Area: Systems Strengthening
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