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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.

December 2013

Pathways to Change Game (Multiple Languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

July 2014

Cue Cards for Counseling Adults on Contraception

The set of cue cards is designed to help a range of community- and facility-based providers to counsel adults on their contraceptive options.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
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
March 2014

A Holistic and Coordinated Approach to Community-based Family Planning across Projects in Mozambique

This technical highlight provides a brief overview of shared, salient project components employed by the SCIP and ESD-FPI projects for generating demand and improving supply of contraceptives.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Gender
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2014
October 2013

Use of the Citizen Report Card to Assess Local Family Planning Need in Tanzania

This technical update discusses Pathfinder International and partners’ experience implementing the Citizen Report Card to support the government in understanding local experience of contraception and family planning services.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2013
July 2013

Cue Cards for Counseling Adolescents on Contraception (Multiple Languages)

The set of cue cards is designed to help a range of community- and facility-based providers to counsel adolescents and young people on their contraceptive options.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
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
April 2013

Implants for Adolescents: An Option Worth Considering for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy

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.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Global
Year
2013
March 2013

Women Who Dare: Fostering Gender Equality and Addressing Violence Against Women

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Mozambique
Uganda
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
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

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

Promoting HTSP through Pharmaceutical Partnerships and Professional Associations

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).

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
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
January 2010

Mainstreaming Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy: A Framework for Action

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).

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
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

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 2009

Demographic, Programmatic, and Socioeconomic Correlates of Maternal Mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh

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.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Asia
Country
Bangladesh
Year
2009
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