Burundi Maternal Child Health Project
The USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Program worked with the government of Burundi to improve maternal and child health in two provinces. As Burundi transitions to a new National Health Development Plan, the Maternal and Child Health Program continued to maintain, reinforce, and expand on programmatic outcomes achieved over the past five years.
At the same time, Pathfinder supported new initiatives such as the decentralization of the management of the health system and the performance-based financing initiative, which are core key elements of the National Health Development Plan. All these interventions took place at the community, clinic, and institutional levels.
The project’s achievements include significant increases in the percent of deliveries attended by skilled professionals, substantial decreases in the number of underweight infants, and a noticeable rise in the number of women reported as using modern methods of contraception.
Flexible Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and Gender-Based Violence Services for Transition Situations Project
From 2008 - 2014, this project developed family planning and gender-based violence services for emergency and transitional situations in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
From 2010 - 2014, Pathfinder increased the use and quality of health services through performance-based payments to health facilities, the development of mechanisms to manage performance-based financing at provincial and district levels, and community surveys.
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.
In Burundi, most of the population is affected by acute food insecurity, climate hazards and limited access to land. Pathfinder is one organization working to address the resulting malnutrition.