Health of People and Environment within Lake Victoria
With support from USAID and funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, Pathfinder is working with the Ecological Christian Organization, Conservation through Public Health, and OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria) to implement an integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) project in Kenya and Uganda. The project aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities. The project will develop and test two scalable models for building capacity and promoting an integrated set of PHE interventions, which will be adopted by communities, local governments, or national governments.
In January 2013, project staff, donors and technical partners met in Kampala for an annual meeting to discuss project progress, visit project sites, and to take a first look at results from the baseline data. The baseline data is being further synthesized for dissemination. Additionally, the teams in Uganda and Kenya are expected to participate in upcoming population, health, and environment conferences in Ethiopia and Rwanda to promote the project. In January the team welcomed a population, health, and environment fellow, who will be stationed in the Pathfinder Uganda office for the next two years, thanks to the support of the Global Health Fellows Program II.
Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women in Northern and North Eastern Uganda
This PATH/CIDA-funded project integrates 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.
With support from the Government of Kenya this project used an integrated model of AIDS, population and health to expand access to quality, sustainable HIV and AIDS and TB prevention, treatment, and support and family planning services.
APHIAplus (AIDS Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) is a five-year health services delivery project funded by USAID that builds on work carried out by APHIA II (2006-2010).
Collaborative Group, Including Pathfinder's E2A, Launches New Training Tool for Full Range of Family Planning Services, Providers
To fill the need for a comprehensive, evidence-based tool for training health professionals in the safe and effective delivery of family planning services, the Evidence to Action Project finalized a groundbreaking new tool.
New Vision takes a look at how family planning and energy conservation go hand-in-hand on Bussi Island as part of Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin project.