Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Building on the youth component of the previous UNFPA country program, which established two youth corners, Red Cross Uganda and Pathfinder signed an MOU to establish two additional youth corners in Katakwi and Oyam districts. The project's objective was to support Pathfinder's efforts to build the capacity of a team of peer educators to respond to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health issues through improved referral networks to the youth corners, provision of information to their peers, and documentation of peer-to-peer activities.
In the last quarter of the project, peer educator cascade trainings were conducted in the four communities served by the youth corners. The goals of the trainings were to increase the knowledge base of the youth and build their skills to train fellow youth in a cascade mode and to handle RH issues affecting youth.
PAST PROJECT: Arise integrated family planning into HIV and AIDS services in 11 post-conflict districts of Uganda by working with the community to build demand and supporting facilities in quality counseling, contraceptive services, and referrals.
PAST PROJECT: This project provided technical assistance and support to local organizations in Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the goal of improving each grantees organizational capacity to affect health and community systems strengthening.
PAST PROJECT: In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
On July 13, 2016, InsideNGO honored Pathfinder International’s Program Systems Unit with its 2016 Excellence Award in Cross Operations at its annual conference in Washington, DC. Pathfinder was chosen as a winner due to its work in transforming a paper-based project compliance review system to a digital app and online monitoring portal, a transition that has greatly improved Pathfinder’s ability to monitor its many supported health facilities. After a successful pilot in Nigeria and roll-out in Bangladesh, the team is currently coordinating additional roll-outs in Tanzania, Kenya, and other locations.
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.