USAID Family Planning Initiative Project
With funding from USAID, Pathfinder works to support the government of Mozambique in its efforts to increase demand for and use of family planning and reproductive health services in 16 districts of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, and Cabo Delgado provinces. The project achieves this through the integration of family planning and sexual reproductive health services into primary health care and HIV services; strengthening youth-friendly services; increasing the capacity of community health agents; and supporting community mobilization, peer education, and faculty and staff training in pre-service institutions. This work takes place in provinces with some of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rates and highest rates of HIV in the country. By integrating family planning into HIV and primary care services, programs minimize costs and maximize opportunities to reach adolescents, men, and women.
Pathfinder trained close to 7,500 health providers, peer educators, faculty, traditional birth attendants, staff at pre-service institutes, and community health agents. This led to more than 800,000 individuals reached through family planning/sexual and reproductive health/HIV community health activities since the beginning of the project. As adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health is a key focus area for Pathfinder and this project, it has also achieved more than 50,000 family planning consultations by young people at the project’s youth-friendly sites
Pathfinder�s aims is to evaluate the strategies of the Geracao BIZ project, as well as transform the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary school, high school, secondary education and technical education students in sexual reproductive health.
The Pathfinding Fund is supporting studies on innovative Pathfinder approaches in Mozambique; Pathfinder has been working closely with country staff to develop the CHW study and anticipates having results by the end of 2012.
Pathfinder aims to to reduce violence against women (VAW) by establishing networks and building on government capacity and civil society responses. It aims to increase access to health, social, and legal services for women and girls.
Family Planning: Coverage, Access to Services Poor, Says Report by Pathfinder International and UNFPA
According to a new study conducted by Pathfinder International and UNFPA, coverage and access to family planning services remains a challenge in Pakistan.
Pathfinder International is bringing sexual and reproductive health information to young people in Mozambique and Ethiopia, recognizing their unique needs and respecting their rights.