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July 2014

m4Change + mCCT: Using Mobile Technology to Support Nigeria's SURE-P Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health

This fact sheet covers the use of mobile technology to support a conditional cash transfer program for maternal and child health in Nigeria.

June 2014

Straight to the Point: Assessing Partner Capacity Building Needs (Multiple Languages)

This tool help users conduct a concise assessment of a partner organization’s (or potential partner’s) strengths and weaknesses, helping to identify areas where technical assistance will be needed to successfully implement a project.

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

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
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
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
October 2015

Integrated Health and Community Systems Strengthening for Improved Contraceptive Access and Uptake in Nampula Province, Mozambique

Implemented in northern Mozambique, Pathfinder’s SCIP project achieved notable increases in a key contraception indicator over its lifecycle. Recognizing the opportunity to learn from this finding, the project team conducted a retrospective programmatic analysis, which is described in this technical brief.

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

Hand in Hand: Changing Lives Together

This issue of Pathways explores Pathfinder's SCIP project and our success in reaching over four million Mozambicans with sexual and reproductive health services.

Focus Area
Gender
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mozambique
Uganda
Year
2015
August 2015

Project Iniciativa: Findings from End-of-Project Qualitative Evaluation

This report summarizes the findings from an end-of-project qualitative evaluation conducted in November and December of 2014.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2015
July 2015

Integrated Family Health Program: Endline Household Survey Summary Report

This household survey was designed to measure changes in knowledge, attitudes, and health behaviors among families in the Integrated Family Health Program's catchment areas between 2008 and 2013.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2015
July 2015

Toucher les Jeunes Femmes Mariees et les Parents Pour la Premiere Fois Pour la Planification et l'Espacement des Grossesses au Burkina Faso

This is the French translation of a publication that discusses reaching young married women and first-time parents for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, as well as experience using intensive qualitative monitoring and documentation to respond to a gap in evidence.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Year
2015
July 2015

Reaching Young Married Women and First-time Parents for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso

This technical brief discusses Pathfinder’s experience in Burkina Faso, implementing a project to reach young married women, first-time parents, and their key influencers, for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy through contraceptive use.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Year
2015
July 2015

Fazendo a diferenca: Um modelo intensivo para o reforco de capacidade da sociedade civil em Mocambique

This Portuguese translation of a Pathfinder technical brief explores an intensive approach to strengthening the organizational capacity of five youth-serving civil society organizations in Mozambique.

Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2015
June 2015

Sustaining Health, Rights, and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin

Reflecting on the added value of a population, health, and environment (PHE) approach, this technical brief discusses implementation experience stemming from phase one of the Health of People and Environment-Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project.

Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2015
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