Yemen Reproductive Health Project
In February 2012, Pathfinder received a subagreement to the USAID-funded Community Livelihood Project, a project that is currently being implemented by Creative Associates. Through this project, Pathfinder worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen and maximize opportunities for quality family planning and maternal/newborn health in more than 35 health facilities in targeted governorates in the country. The project trained more than 500 doctors and midwives in emergency obstetrics and reproductive health and family planning. This project has met all expected targets and is now in closeout phase.
Implemented through the Pathfinder-managed Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project, BHS worked closely with the Yemen government to increase access to quality health care services and to promote awareness of reproductive health among communities.
Purnima Mane, president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, told IPS, “We are delighted the final set of [proposed] SDGs contains four critical targets on SRHR: three under the health goal and one under the gender goal. But we have not reached the finish line yet. We must all continue to raise our voices to ensure these SRHR targets are intact when the final version is approved."
Pathfinder International is proud to join a range of organizations to support the "Million for a Billion" petition campaign. The campaign highlights the linkages between family planning, healthy mothers, and a healthy planet.