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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).

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.

August 2014

Strengthening the Continuum of Care for Fistula Prevention and Repair in Ethiopia

This technical brief explores Pathfinder's Integrated Family Health Program's approach, implementation experience, and lessons learned when addressing obstetric fistula in four program regions of Ethiopia.

Focus Area
Gender
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
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
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
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
GREAT toolkit
June 2013

GREAT Scalable Toolkit (Multiple Languages)

This toolkit was created to engage adolescents and adults to transform gender and reproductive health outcomes by learning about their bodies, reproductive health, gender-based violence and gender roles.

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

PRAGYA: Multisectoral, Gendered Approach to Improve Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People

PRAGYA, meaning "insight" in Sanskrit, is a mixed methods study commissioned by USAID and conducted by Pathfinder India to improve understanding of the effects of Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project.

Focus Area
Gender
Region
Asia
Country
India
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 2012

The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at Marriage and First Birth in Rural Bihar, India

This paper describes the results of a survey of participants in an adolescent education program implemented by the PRACHAR project in rural Bihar.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2012
December 2011

Breaking Down Barriers

Pathfinder's 2011 Annual Report, "Breaking Down Barriers," looks at the obstacles people face in accessing sexual and reproductive health care and what Pathfinder has done in the past year to break these barriers down.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2011
November 2011

PRACHAR: Promoting Change In Reproductive Behavior In Bihar, India Summary Report Of Phase II Evaluation Findings

This report summarizes evaluation findings from Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project, a community-based adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights program implemented in rural Bihar, India.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2011
September 2010

PRACHAR: Promoting Change in Reproductive Health Behavior of Adolescents in Bihar, India

This document outlines PRACHAR’s interventions that are intended to empower adolescents to successfully use contraception to plan their families.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2010
January 2010

"Safe Age of Marriage" in Yemen, Fostering Change in Social Norms: A Case Study

This paper describes how ESD, with the Basic Health Services Project in Yemen and the Yemeni Women Union implemented the Safe Age of Marriage program as part of a national effort to reduce maternal and neonatal mortalities.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Region
Near East
Country
Yemen
Year
2010
January 2010

Reaching Underserved Youth with Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services: An ESD Approach

This paper takes a look at how ESD changed community norms in support of healthy adolescent behaviors, specifically in Nigeria and Yemen.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Multi-Country
Country
Nigeria
Yemen
Year
2010
January 2010

A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India

This paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to young people can help increase age of marriage, increase contraceptive use among young couples, and provide populations better access to reproductive health services.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2010
January 2010

Muslim Religious Leaders as Partners in Fostering Positive Reproductive Health and Family Planning Behaviors in Yemen: A Best Practice

The paper shows how ESD partnered with the Basic Health Services Project in Yemen to engage Muslim religious leaders as champions of reproductive health and family planning, and partners in fostering social change and development.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Near East
Country
Yemen
Year
2010
December 2009

Girl2Woman: Her Right, Her Health, Our Future

Pathfinder's 2009 Annual Report, "Girl2Woman: Her Right, Her Health, Our Future," discusses the importance of reproductive health care throughout a lifetime, from girl to woman. It also highlights a new Pathfinder microsite, www.girl2woman.org.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2009
September 2007

Women's Empowerment in Ethiopia: New Solutions to Ancient Problems

This paper documents the challenges and successes of two programs in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and SNNRP that combine increased access to reproductive health care and family planning with comprehensive social change.

Focus Area
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2007
January 2007

Changing Reproductive Health Behavior in Youth: A Cultural Shift in Bihar, India

The PRACHAR Project offers unique lessons in how to improve the health and welfare of adolescent and young mothers and their children by changing traditional customs of early childbearing.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
October 2006

Advanced Unit 15: Expanded Role of the Community Health Worker - Handbook

Handbook - Advanced Unit 15 - The expanded Role of the Community Health Worker

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Region
Global
Year
2006
October 2006

Community Home-based-care for People and Communities Affected by HIV/AIDS: Training Course and Handbook for Community Health Workers

This illustrated handbook provides community health workers with a practical user-friendly tool that can be used as reference material, and also during skills transfer to clients and caregivers.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2006
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