Access to Primary Health Care Project
As part of a consortium led by IMA World Health, Pathfinder is working to improve family planning, maternal health, and newborn care in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The project, known locally as Projet d’Accès aux Soins de Santé Primaire, improves primary health care in 56 health zones in five provinces. Activities include improving access and quality of health services as well as generating demand for those services. Pathfinder also works to ensure the sustainability of health service delivery after the project is complete.
This five-year project is funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom.
Since the project began in 2012, there have been more than 200,000 new acceptors of family planning. More than 175,000 women are now accessing antenatal care, and the project has reported 200,634 deliveries attended by a skilled health provider.
Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A)
The Evidence to Action Project (E2A) is USAID’s global flagship for strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery.
Flexible Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and Gender-Based Violence Services for Transition Situations Project
PAST PROJECT: From 2008-2014, this project developed family planning and gender-based violence services for emergency and transitional situations in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Supported by Pathfinder International, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Packard Foundation, the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin initiative, or HoPE-LVB, has employed the PHE model to address food insecurity, weak health infrastructure, environmental degradation, high maternal and infant mortality, and inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene.
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.