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March 2014

Health of People and the Environment Lake Victoria Basin Baseline Study: Synthesis Report

In 2012, HoPE LVB conducted a baseline study to inform project design and determine baseline values for key outcome indicators.

Food for Thought
March 2014

Food for Thought

A TRAIL intervention in Burundi focused on three behavioral objectives; for each objective a video was produced using information from Pathways to Change to illustrate the problems associated with the objective.

July 2014

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
2014
July 2014

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
2014
July 2014

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
2014
July 2014

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
2014
July 2014

mHMtaani: Mobile Health for Our Communities in Kenya

Under the USAID-funded APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project, Pathfinder launched mHMtaani or “Mobile health for our communities” to promote healthier communities by using mobile technology to monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2014
July 2014

Cue Cards for Counseling Adults on Contraception

The set of cue cards is designed to help a range of community- and facility-based providers to counsel adults on their contraceptive options.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2014
July 2014

Straight to the Point Capacity Building Tools (Multiple Languages)

Taking into consideration implementers limited time and resources, the tools in Pathfinder's "Straight to the Point" Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Year
2014
July 2014

mCenas! Reaching Youth with Information and Stories about Sexual Health

mCenas! - a comprehensive text message-based program that targeted youth aged 15-24 - has increased knowledge about contraceptive methods and dispel common myths around contraceptive methods.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2014
July 2014

m4Youth: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information to University Students and Peer Educators

Pathfinder is using m4youth, a free SMS service, to impact students’ knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, thereby increasing their utilization of services.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2014
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.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Africa
Country
Nigeria
Year
2014
Scale-up of Adolescent Contraceptive Services
June 2014

Scale-up of Adolescent Contraceptive Services: Lessons from a 5-Country Comparative Analysis

This article retrospectively analyzes the scale up of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services in five countries and draws lessons learned to inform implementation and sustainable scale up of HIV and other services for adolescents.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Ghana
Mozambique
Tanzania
Viet Nam
Year
2014
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.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2014
Beginning with Sustainable Scale Up in Mind: Initial Results from a Population, Health, and Environment Project in East Africa
June 2014

Beginning with Sustainable Scale Up in Mind: Initial Results from a Population, Health, and Environment Project in East Africa

This paper shows how ExpandNet's approach to scale-up is being applied and the initial lessons from its use in the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin Project.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2014
June 2014

Research and Evaluation Working Paper Series

The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Africa
Country
Bangladesh
India
Nigeria
Tanzania
Year
2014
June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: Endline Survey Results and Comparison with the Baseline

This is a report of a facility-based endline survey that was conducted as part of a program evaluation to assess the Arise—Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk-Populations project in Uganda.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2014
June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: A Qualitative Study of the Arise Project in Uganda

This report presents the findings from a qualitative study conducted in January 2014 in Lango and Teso regions of Uganda among Arise Project beneficiaries and service providers.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2014
May 2014

Pathways: No More Stolen Futures

When a girl is robbed of her childhood, what happens to her future? This issue of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work to break the cycle of violence, early marriage, and unintended pregnancy that prevents millions of young people from having a choice.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Egypt
Uganda
Year
2014
May 2014

From Policy to Action: Implementing the Kenyan Community Strategy

This technical highlight provides a brief overview of Pathfinder’s experience implementing the Kenyan Community Strategy through the USAID-funded APHIAplus (AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) Nairobi-Coast project (2011-2014).

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2014
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May 2014

Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Living with HIV through Home Based Care - Lessons from Tanzania

This study examined the experiences of adolescents living with HIV in Tanzania in order to identify ways to improve home based care to better meet their needs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2014
April 2014

Reproductive Choice: Protecting Nature and Human Rights

Right now, communities face two interconnected crises—how to protect their health and the environment they depend on. The problems are complex. And Pathfinder is up to the challenge.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2014
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