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March 2014

Integrating Family Planning in Primary Health Care and HIV Care and Treatment Services in Mozambique

This technical update discusses how Pathfinder’s Extending Service Delivery–Family Planning Initiative has begun to integrate family planning into existing services, including primary health care and HIV care and treatment in Mozambique.

February 2014

Combination Prevention of HIV - A Technical Guide to Working with Key Affected Populations

This practical guide presents evidence and example activities that serve as a resource for program implementers and planners working to prevent HIV among female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and people who inject drugs (PWID).

June 2016

HoPE LVB Energy Efficient Stoves

Bussi Island is located in the Wakiso district, which suffers a deforestation rate of 86.7 percent. To promote hassle-free cooking and a healthy environment for women in their homes, the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin project introduced two types of energy-efficient smokeless stoves.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2016
June 2016

HoPe LVB Beach Management

A new approach to conservation in the basin is the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin project. It seeks to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2016
June 2016

HoPE LVB Advocacy

Since the launch of the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin project, staff and partners have engaged key district, national, and regional health and environment officials in Kenya and Uganda.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2016
June 2016

HoPE LVB Gender Equality

In order to address the urgent, interconnected challenges in the Lake Victoria Basin—poor maternal and child health, a lack of access to contraception, dwindling fish supply, deforestation, and more—interventions must also work towards gender equality.

Focus Area
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2016
June 2016

HoPE LVB Model Households

Model households are a key aspect of the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin, an integrated Population, Health, and Environment project with sites in Kenya and Uganda.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2016
June 2016

Contraception Is My Right

In this issue of Pathways, Mbuyi, a mother of 15 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, discovers she has a choice about pregnancy.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tanzania
Year
2016
May 2016

Family Planning Counseling in Your Pocket: A Mobile Job Aid for Community Health Workers in Tanzania

To address low contraceptive use in Tanzania, a pilot intervention using a mobile job aid was developed to guide community health workers to deliver integrated counseling on family planning, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.

Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2016
May 2016

Strategies to Advance Abortion Rights and Access in Restrictive Settings: A Cross-Country Analysis

This publication explores strategies to advance abortion access and rights in four countries—Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and DRC—with differing degrees of legal and social restrictiveness. Through semi-structured interviews with Pathfinder field offices and partners, this publication highlights approaches to advance abortion access and rights common across all four countries, as well as approaches unique to each country’s legal and social context.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Myanmar
Tanzania
Year
2016
April 2016

Expanding Contraceptive Options for Postpartum Women in Ethiopia: Introducing the Postpartum IUD

This technical brief explores the process through which Pathfinder’s Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP+) has expanded availability of postpartum family planning, including the postpartum IUD, in Ethiopia.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2016
April 2016

Young Mothers Take Control of Their Future

Today, half the world’s population is under 25. This issue of Pathways explores how young mothers like Dorothy are exercising their sexual and reproductive rights—and taking control of their future.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Niger
Uganda
Year
2016
March 2016

Small Group Facilitation for Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: A Supplemental Training Module for Facilitators

This training aims to impart the skills needed for peers to facilitate small groups of young married women and first-time parents (FTPs), which can reduce these young women’s social isolation and increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. This training is designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Niger
Year
2016
March 2016

Providing Reproductive Health Services to Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: A Supplemental Training Module for Facility-based Health Care Providers

Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives. This training aims to give health care providers the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of these groups. This training is designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Niger
Year
2016
March 2016

Providing Reproductive Health Services to Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: A Supplemental Training Module for Community Workers Conducting Home Visits

This training aims to give community health workers conducting home visits to young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) the knowledge and skills needed to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of these groups. This training is designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Niger
Year
2016
Community Worker Training
March 2016

Meeting the Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents

Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives. This series of trainings aim to give health care providers, community workers, and small group facilitators the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of these groups.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Niger
Year
2016
Expanding Access to the IUD
March 2016

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 increased from <1% in 2011 to 6% in 2014 in a sample of 40 health facilities. 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.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2016
Single-Visit Approach Cervical Cancer Prevention
March 2016

The Single-Visit Approach as a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy Among Women With HIV in Ethiopia: Successes and Lessons Learned

With the single-visit approach for cervical cancer prevention, women with positive “visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash” test results receive immediate treatment of the precancerous lesion with cryotherapy. The approach worked successfully for women with HIV in Ethiopia in secondary and tertiary health facilities, with high screening and cryotherapy treatment rates.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2016
YPLHIV image
January 2016

Young People Living with HIV: A Collection and Review of the Resources for Health Workers Around the World

This compendium was developed to identify and facilitate access to useful resources that will help field teams and organizations around the world improve service provision for young people living with HIV. The compendium includes resources for PLHIV related to: HIV care; HIV treatment; positive, health, dignity, and prevention; sexual and reproductive health; and disclosure.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIV & AIDS
Region
Global
Year
2016
December 2015

Without Fear or Boundary: Pathfinder International's 2015 Annual Report

Forging a new path is part of Pathfinder’s DNA. Last year, in 26 developing countries, we pushed through barriers to ensure millions of women, men, and young people are able to access critical sexual and reproductive health care and choose their own paths forward. Read more in our 2015 Annual Report.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Near East
Latin America
Asia
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Guinea
Haiti
Kenya
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2015
December 2015

Wout Changman Yo Jwet (Multiple Languages)

This low-literacy Haitian Creole version of Pathways to Change uses simple symbols to represent the factors at the personal, social, and environmental levels that make it harder or easier for someone to make a change in behavior.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Latin America
Country
Haiti
Year
2015
December 2015

Fortalecimento de Sistemas Integrados de Saude e Comunitarios Para a Melhoria do Acesso e Uso de Contraceptivos na Provincia de Nampula, Mocambique

This Portuguese translation of a Pathfinder technical brief discusses a retrospective programmatic analysis undertaken by the Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) project team in Mozambique.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2015
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