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This clinical training video provides guidance on the active management of the third stage of labor, treatment of excessive postpartum bleeding and hemorrhage. It also demonstrates removal, cleaning, and folding of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment.
This curriculum is intended to train physicians, nurses, midwives, and community-based providers in the skills and techniques necessary to implement a comprehensive continuum of care approach to preventing and managing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).
This publication discusses the long-acting contraceptive implant, often considered for use in women who have chosen to stop childbearing. However, implants can be appropriate for all women, including adolescents who want to delay or space childbearing.
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.
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.
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.
This paper examines how ESD mobilized private sector companies and networks to support one of USAID's technical priority areas "healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP).
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.
This paper shows how ESD has worked in partnership with local organizations across the world to promote the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP).
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.
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 study uses longitudinal data from the Matlab Demographic Surveillance System to investigate factors commonly believed to increase maternal mortality risk: too young, too short, a birth interval,too many children, and too old.
The effects of pregnancy spacing on infant and child mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: How they vary by the type of pregnancy outcome that began the interval
In this paper, four authors, including Pathfinder's Mizanur Rahman, examined longitudinal data on over 125,000 live births in Matlab, Bangladesh to assess the effects of duration of intervals between pregnancy outcomes on infant and child mortality.
The Effect of Community-Based Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Contraceptive Use Among Married Couples in Bihar, India, International Family Planning Perspectives
In this paper, authors Elkan E. Daniel et al., compared family planning attitudes, knowledge, and behavior among young women in three Bihar districts before and after the implementation of a program.
Effects of interpregnancy interval and outcome of the preceding pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes in Matlab, Bangladesh
A total of 66,759 pregnancy outcomes that occurred between 1982 and 2002 were examined by the four authors including Pathfinder's Mizanur Rahman.
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.
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.
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