Community-Based Organization Capacity Building Project
In Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria, Pathfinder aims to improve the organizational capacity of community-based organizations to affect health and community systems strengthening. Pathfinder provides training and support to help improve the organizations' ability to prevent HIV transmission, particularly mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
In all three countries, Pathfinder uses its internally developed Straight to the Point tools to assess where each community-based organization has room to grow and improve.
This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.
This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.
This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget.
Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.
Using Community Scorecards, this project empowered citizens in Tanzania to improve the quality of their own reproductive health services.
This project sought to improve, scale up, and institutionalize HIV and AIDS prevention and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Institutional capacity building was a key component of the project.
Arise integrated family planning into HIV and AIDS services in 11 post-conflict districts of Uganda by working with the community to build demand and supporting facilities in quality counseling, contraceptive services and referrals.
MSD for Mothers launched a new initiative to reduce maternal mortality rates in India this week, naming Pathfinder International as one of three nonprofit partners that will implement project activities.
With funding from the Tides Foundation, Pathfinder's Money Well Spent project encourages districts to fund family planning and reproductive health services.