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November 2013

Sustainable Development in East Africa: Lessons from Four Population, Health, and Environment Projects

The integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach is based on the premise that people’s health and the environments in which they live are inextricably linked.This publication features insights from four ongoing PHE projects in East Africa.

October 2013

LEEP Clinical Standards of Practice

his manual guides trained health care providers through the LEEP procedure to remove precancerous cervical lesions that cannot be treated with cryotherapy in order to prevent cervical cancer.

July 2014

Straight to the Point Capacity Building Tools (Multiple Languages)

Taking into consideration implementers limited time and resources, the tools in Pathfinder's "Straight to the Point" Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Year
2014
June 2014

Straight to the Point: Assessing Partner Capacity Building Needs (Multiple Languages)

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.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2014
May 2014

From Policy to Action: Implementing the Kenyan Community Strategy

This technical highlight provides a brief overview of Pathfinder’s experience implementing the Kenyan Community Strategy through the USAID-funded APHIAplus (AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) Nairobi-Coast project (2011-2014).

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2014
November 2013

Providing Technical Assistance to Ministries of Health : Lessons Learned Over 30 Years

Pursuing true country ownership for effective programs requires a long-term approach involving persistence, keen understanding of counterparts' perspective, deference, building trust, focus on priorities, technical competence, and sustained optimism.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Year
2013
June 2013

Bolstering Combination HIV Prevention with Key Affected Populations in Kenya’s Coast Province

This technical update describes Pathfinder’s framework for combination HIV prevention with key affected populations and its application in Coast province since 2011.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2013
June 2013

Securing Equitable Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care in South Africa: Technical Update

This technical update discusses Pathfinder South Africa’s experience supporting youth-friendly comprehensive abortion care service delivery in public sector facilities, providing recommendations for future such efforts.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Abortion
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
South Africa
Year
2013
June 2013

Straight to the Point: Workplanning (Multiple Languages)

This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
June 2013

Straight to the Point: Assessing Basic Accounting Practices (Multiple Languages)

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
February 2013

Introducing Operations Research to Large-Scale Program Implementation in Ethiopia

This technical update describes how the USAID-funded Integrated Family Health Program built capacity of health program managers and implementers to conduct operations research to strengthen systems and foster innovation based on systematic learning.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
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 2013

Straight to the Point: Identifying and Prioritizing Behavior Change Needs (Multiple Languages)

Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

Straight to the Point: Budgeting Basics (Multiple Languages)

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

Empowering Communities through Integrated Systems Strengthening in Northern Mozambique

This brief articulates SCIP’s strategy of integrated systems strengthening, shares a snapshot of its implementation status, and highlights next steps for the project’s remaining two years.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
January 2013

Pathfinder's Integrated Systems Strengthening Framework

This publication offers a concise overview of Pathfinder’s Integrated Systems Strengthening framework, which is our strategy for connecting people to systems and systems to people.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
December 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Strategic Planning

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Strategic Planning

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
July 2012

Strengthening Strategic Health Information Systems in Kenya's North Eastern Province

This technical brief discusses steps taken by the project to meet challenges to the use of strategic health information in Kenya’s North Eastern Province, and provides recommendations for future similar efforts in comparable contexts.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2012
January 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Leadership

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Leadership

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
January 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Introduction

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Introduction

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
January 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Human Resources Management

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Human Resources Management

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
January 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Financial Management

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Financial Management

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
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