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
PAST 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.
Pathfinder’s five-year Integrated Health Project brings together the successes of previous Pathfinder-led maternal and child health, and performance-based financing projects, and a large HIV care and treatment project.
Supported by Pathfinder International, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Packard Foundation, the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin initiative, or HoPE-LVB, has employed the PHE model to address food insecurity, weak health infrastructure, environmental degradation, high maternal and infant mortality, and inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene.
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.