KRANTI: Shaping Demand and Practice in Bihar for Uptake of Priority Behaviors
This project is funded by the Gates Foundation through a consortium led by BBC World Service Trust to work in the state of Bihar. The project aims to increase demand for family health services through a combination of mass media, information communication technology, community mobilization and interpersonal communication, to empower women who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health. The project is being implemented in eight districts in Bihar, with the intention of scaling up successful interventions across the state. This project demonstrates Pathfinder’s growing ability to engage in unconventional partnerships—in this case with a social media organization—and to promote government ownership from the outset of the project.
During 2012, Pathfinder conducted intensive training of 38,512 frontline workers to dramatically improve their interpersonal skills. These frontline workers now counsel families for uptake of key priority behaviors and how to access public health services available to them.
Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, this project works to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria.
This project targets more than 25,000 female sex workers and men who have sex with men in the Indian state of Maharashtra to reduce their risks and vulnerabilities towards STIs and HIV.
PRACHAR is testing a government-NGO partnership model to change youth reproductive behavior through education by frontline government health workers.
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce that we will host Nina Hadley, Deputy Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Global Team, from October 22-25, as part of her fellowship sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.
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.