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March 2014

A Holistic and Coordinated Approach to Community-based Family Planning across Projects in Mozambique

This technical highlight provides a brief overview of shared, salient project components employed by the SCIP and ESD-FPI projects for generating demand and improving supply of contraceptives.

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.

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
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
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.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2014
March 2014

A Holistic and Coordinated Approach to Community-based Family Planning across Projects in Mozambique

This technical highlight provides a brief overview of shared, salient project components employed by the SCIP and ESD-FPI projects for generating demand and improving supply of contraceptives.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2014
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).

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Region
Global
Year
2014
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.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Year
2013
November 2013

Evaluating the Coverage and Cost of Community Health Worker Programs in Nampula Province in Mozambique

In 2012, Pathfinder conducted a study in Mozambique to explore whether community health workers who provide an integrated package of services communicate with beneficiaries about family planning, and what actions women take based on these messages.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
October 2013

Use of the Citizen Report Card to Assess Local Family Planning Need in Tanzania

This technical update discusses Pathfinder International and partners’ experience implementing the Citizen Report Card to support the government in understanding local experience of contraception and family planning services.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
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
July 2013

Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya

In 2011, Pathfinder’s APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response program in Kenya that works to strengthen both the community and health systems.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Gender
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2013
June 2013

Bolstering Combination HIV Prevention with Key Affected Populations in Kenya’s Coast Province

This technical update describes Pathfinder’s framework for combination HIV prevention with key affected populations and its application in Coast province since 2011.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2013
Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Maternal & Newborn Health
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Year
2013
January 2013

PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

This technical brief summarizes the evolution of PRACHAR, describes the intervention model and key evaluation results that informed each phase, and highlights next steps for dissemination and advocacy based on 11 years of project learning.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
January 2013

Straight to the Point: Identifying and Prioritizing Behavior Change Needs (Multiple Languages)

Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

Empowering Communities through Integrated Systems Strengthening in Northern Mozambique

This brief articulates SCIP’s strategy of integrated systems strengthening, shares a snapshot of its implementation status, and highlights next steps for the project’s remaining two years.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
January 2013

Pathfinder's Integrated Systems Strengthening Framework

This publication offers a concise overview of Pathfinder’s Integrated Systems Strengthening framework, which is our strategy for connecting people to systems and systems to people.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
November 2012

Driving Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health

In 2012, Pathfinder went where the need was greatest—the places where women, men, and young people must fight every day to defend their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This annual report explores our successes during fiscal year 2012.

Focus Area
Abortion
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Gender
HIV & AIDS
Maternal & Newborn Health
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
October 2012

Support for Scale-Up of Comprehensive Abortion Care in Northern Ghana-Technical Update

This technical update discusses Pathfinder's global CAC approach and experience in Ghana, as well as the government's recent endorsement to scale up the approach in the north.

Focus Area
Abortion
Contraception & Family Planning
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Systems Strengthening
Region
Africa
Country
Ghana
Year
2012
April 2012

Bringing Youth-Friendly Services to Scale in Ethiopia

Stigma, service costs, and provider bias pose formidable barriers to Ethiopian young people's ability to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2012
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