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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
For five years, APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands has increased local health system and community capacity for quality health service delivery. This brief discusses the project’s experience in Kenya's North Eastern Province.
This document outlines PRACHAR’s interventions that are intended to empower adolescents to successfully use contraception to plan their families.
Enhanced Access to Reproductive Health and Family Planning: Pathfinder International in Ethiopia 2002-2007
This piece documents Pathfinder's USAID-funded Reproductive Health and Family Planning project. Since its launch in 2002, the project has trained 10,000 community-based reproductive health agents in 6,315 villages.
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.
Pathfinder International's Reproductive Health/Family Planning Service Delivery Project, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, aims to improve the Reproductive Health (RH) status of adults and adolescents in northern Nigeria.
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.
Since the 1950s, Pathfinder has been at the forefront of introducing and implementing family planning in Muslim countries, and those with large Islamic populations.