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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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a matter of life and death for Jenelia, who lives in a remote mountain village in Haiti, the most dangerous place to give birth in the Western Hemisphere. This issue of Pathways explores how mobile technology is changing the way community health workers are delivering health services to women like Jenelia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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