Obstetric Fistula Project
Through the generous support of an individual donor, Pathfinder provided access to treatment and rehabilitation to fistula clients in Ethiopia. Specifically, Pathfinder worked with community groups to identify women suffering from obstetric fistula, provide transport expenses to facilities that offer treatment, pay for diagnostic testing, and provide clothing and essential personal health items.
A favorable exchange rate, efficient programming, and an additional allotment of funds from the donor have allowed the project to reach significantly more women than originally planned. The project exceeded its targets, and reached more than 2,500 women in its lifetime.
With this five-year award from CDC, Pathfinder works with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to increase access to and use of cervical cancer prevention services among HIV-positive women in Ethiopia.
PAST PROJECT: Pathfinder increased access to and demand for prevention of mother-to-child transmission services through the creation of a community-based, integrated model in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
Ethiopian Women's and Girl's Empowerment through Education and Reproductive Health Knowledge and Access to Services
PAST PROJECT: With funding from the Packard Foundation, Pathfinder worked with local partners to improve the education, health, rights, and social status of adolescent girls and women.
UK-based telecom giant Vodafone Group announced yesterday the launch of a pioneering new toll-free emergency line for ambulance taxi service in Tanzania.
Expanding Access to the Intrauterine Device in Public Health Facilities in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study
Following the introduction of IUDs into the Ethiopian public health sector, use of the method increased from <1% in 2011 to 6% in 2014 in a sample of 40 health facilities. This shift occurred in the context of wide method choice, following provider training, provision of post-training supplies, and community-based awareness creation. The IUD was acceptable to a diverse range of clients, including new contraceptive users, those with little to no education, those from rural areas, and younger women, thus suggesting a strong latent demand for IUDs in Ethiopia.