Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Refugee Populations
With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, Pathfinder strengthened reproductive health care services and prevented postpartum hemorrhage among refugee and displaced persons camps in western Tanzania. Pathfinder worked to improve the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), a coordinated set of priority activities implemented in the early days and weeks of humanitarian crises. As part of the MISP improvement, the project pioneered the use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment and supported the standard inclusion of postpartum hemorrhage model technologies in the MISP.
Project activities ended earlier in the year, but the project was extended to compensate for unavoidable delays in procurement of critical supplies and equipment for project facilities. The remaining supplies and equipment have been procured and distributed so that facilities will continue to provide needed services.
Using Community Scorecards, this project empowered citizens in Tanzania to improve the quality of their own reproductive health services.
This project sought to improve, scale up, and institutionalize HIV and AIDS prevention and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Institutional capacity building was a key component of the project.
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.
With funding from the Tides Foundation, Pathfinder's Money Well Spent project encourages districts to fund family planning and reproductive health services.