Pathfinder Chosen As CREDO Funding Beneficiary for Second Year
Pathfinder International is thrilled to be selected as one of 40 nonprofit organizations that will receive donations from the millions of dollars generated by CREDO mobile, long distance, and credit card customers in 2013. CREDO supports progressive organizations in their fight for social change by donating a percentage of their customers' fees at no additional cost to members. At Pathfinder, we're honored to have been chosen and recognized for our efforts to advance women’s reproductive health and rights around the world.
Voting takes place throughout 2013 to determine how funds will be allocated among the chosen nonprofits—and we need your votes! You do not have to be a CREDO customer in order to vote—voting is open to customers and activists who sign a petition or take action on behalf of progressive causes. This is a quick and effective way to support Pathfinder. The more votes Pathfinder receives, the more lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services we can provide to the women who need them the most. To see how it works and to learn more about CREDO, please visit the voting page on CREDO's website.
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What's more, women in Ethiopia are having fewer children (the fertility rate fell from an average of 6.5 children per woman in 2000 to 4.6 currently), maternal deaths are in decline, and more women are staying in school longer. Plus, more women are opting for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) instead of more traditional short-term methods like birth control pills or condoms.
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.