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The single-visit approach to cervical cancer prevention (also referred to as the “See-and-Treat” approach) currently involves visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash and treatment of precancerous lesions with cryotherapy.
This Spring 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's gender equality work through the stories of women like Deolinda, a young advocate and female condom user, and Celia, a nurse and family planning advocate empowering women in Matola, Mozambique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This document outlines PRACHAR’s interventions that are intended to empower adolescents to successfully use contraception to plan their families.
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.
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.
This paper takes a look at how ESD changed community norms in support of healthy adolescent behaviors, specifically in Nigeria and Yemen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handbook - Advanced Unit 15 - The expanded Role of the Community Health Worker
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.
This report examines a study conducted in the spring of 2006 that gathered both quantitative and qualitative information on the practice of early marriage in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.>
In the Amhara regional state of Ethiopia, 50 percent of girls are married before the age of 15. Early marriage is one of many harmful traditional practices that are particularly prevalent in rural areas.
This report describes a three-year pilot program implemented in one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh.
Promoting Change in the Reproductive Behavior of Youth, Pathfinder International's PRACHAR Project, Bihar, India
This report offers a detailed overview of the PRACHAR project's successful efforts to reduce early marriage, to delay childbirth among young women, and to space subsequent births.
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