Community Actions to Improve Safe Motherhood in Charanchi, Katsina State, Nigeria under the Population and Reproductive Health Capacity Building Program
Building off of the MacArthur-funded Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Project, this project was piloted in Charanchi, a community in the north western state of Katsina. The project provided capacity building support for two local community-based organizations, including training and supporting the roll out of Pathways to Change. This will ultimately help mobilize their communities to identify barriers to use of quality maternal health services.
Replicating the model from Pathfinder's COMPASS project, a community-based quality improvement team was formed to address quality of care issues at the comprehensive health center and surrounding primary health centers. The project was implemented in partnership with two community-based organizations and a local development group, which reached nearly 2,000 community members with maternal and child health messages in the past two quarters. Pathfinder expects a better community response to emergency obstetric care and other reproductive health issues and improved uptake of quality maternal care at the facility level. Lessons learned from this pilot project will inform community interventions within the postpartum hemorrhage project and beyond.
Building Blocks for FP2020 is designed to support and advance family planning in Nigeria and Pakistan, two countries that have made ambitious goals for improving access to reproductive health care in the next decade.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, this project worked to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria.
The Integrated Family Health Program received praise from Ethiopia’s Technical Advisory Committee, entrusted with reviewing the performance of the program, on the increase in institutional deliveries within the program areas.
Pathfinder's Assessment of the Quality of Antenatal Care Services Provided by Health Workers Using a Mobile Phone Decision Support Application in Northern Nigeria Study was published in the PLOS ONE journal.