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.
Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A)
The Evidence to Action Project (E2A) is USAID’s global flagship for strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery.
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.
Chevron Bangladesh President Kevin Lyon handed over an ambulance for two Smiling Sun clinics, established by Chevron to serve the communities near its Bibiyana gas field. Implemented by international NGO Pathfinder International, the clinics are under the nationwide USAID-sponsored Smiling Sun Franchise Program.
Burundi is showing great progress in achieving the ambitious worldwide goal of FP2020: 120 million more women and girls with access to contraceptives and information about family planning.