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January 2014

Cervical Cancer Prevention: The Single-Visit Approach Quality Management Toolkit

This toolkit contains 17 tools designed to help health care providers and program planners set up, ensure the quality of, and monitor single-visit approach (also known as “see-and-treat”) services for the prevention of cervical cancer.

December 2013

Pathways to Change Game (Multiple Languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

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

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

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
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
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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
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

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
March 2015

Without Boundary: Health and Rights for Young People

Pathfinder believes every girl deserves a childhood. If her childhood is stolen from her, she needs access to high quality sexual and reproductive health care. This issue of Pathways explores Pathfinder's innovative work to address the urgent health needs of married girls and young women in West Africa—an extremely underserved group.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Guinea
Niger
Year
2015
January 2015

The Characteristics and Experiences of Women Supported to Receive Fistula Repair through IFHP in Ethiopia

This study aimed to describe the characteristics of women supported by the Integrated Family Health Project in Ethiopia to obtain fistula repair services, in particular their experience in reaching repair services and their wiliness to participate in efforts to prevent and treat fistula.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2015
December 2014

Change Starts Here: Pathfinder International 2014 Annual Report

We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Bangladesh
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Egypt
Ethiopia
Guinea
Haiti
Kenya
Mozambique
Niger
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2014
August 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
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

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
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
Mozambique
Tanzania
Viet Nam
Year
2014
May 2014

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
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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
January 2014

Contraception for Adolescents in Low and Middle Income Countries - Needs, Barriers, and Access

Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity as well as its social and economic costs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2014
October 2013

My Future, My Choice: Increasing Young People's Access to Contraception

This Fall 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work with adolescents and youth, and in particular, providing those young people with choices when it comes to their contraception methods, their bodies, and their futures.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Year
2013
October 2013

Invest in Young People - It Pays

In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2013
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