Community-Based Organization Capacity Building Project

Photo by Sarah Day

At a workshop, project staff builds the skills of local organizations to effect health and community systems strengthening.

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.

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