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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.
This technical update summarizes assessment findings from the Putting Reproductive Health Back on the Map in Tanzania project.
In 2012, HoPE LVB conducted a baseline study to inform project design and determine baseline values for key outcome indicators.
Evaluating the Coverage and Cost of Community Health Worker Programs in Nampula Province in Mozambique
In 2012, Pathfinder conducted a study in Mozambique to explore whether community health workers who provide an integrated package of services communicate with beneficiaries about family planning, and what actions women take based on these messages.
The objectives of this baseline survey were to assess the knowledge and practice of family planning, examine the use of facility-based services, identify channels through which information about family planning could be shared, and inform decision-making.
This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda.
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.
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.
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.
Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - monitoring-and-evaluation and MIS
Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Monitoring and Evaluation and MIS
Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth Living with HIV in Tanzania: A qualitative study exploring the experiences and perceptions of young home based care clients, their caregivers, and care providers
This qualitative study explores the experiences, perceptions and reproductive health needs of young people (15-24) living with HIV who are enrolled in Home Based Care (HBC) programs.
This study assesses the level of knowledge and attitudes toward Violence Against Women among community members in targeted communities in Gaza Province, Mozambique at baseline.
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.
Matlab, a subdistrict of Bangladesh, is well known for its Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) and its Maternal Child Health Family Planning (MCH-family planning) project, which provides intensive family planning and maternal and child 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.
Assessment of Kenyan Sexual Networks: Collecting evidence for interventions tor educe HIV/STI risk in Garissa, North Eastern Province, and Eastleigh, Nairobi
This paper presents evidence supporting the theory that the population of North Eastern province has sexual behaviors comparable to key populations in other areas of Kenya.
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.
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.
Community Pathways to Improved Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Conceptual Framework and Suggested Outcome Indicators
A paper developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG), advocates for a better articulation of community-involvement processes and for more comprehensive measures of outcomes of community-involvement interventions.
Conducting In-Depth Interviews: A Guide for Designing and Conducting In-Depth Inteviews for Evaluation Input
In-depth interviewing is a qualitative research technique that involves conducting intensive individual interviews with a small number of respondents to explore their perspectives on a particular idea, program, or situation.
A case study is a story about something unique, special, or interesting stories can be about individuals, organizations, processes, programs, neighborhoods, institutions, and even events.
Promoting Change in the Reproductive Behavior of Youth, Pathfinder International's PRACHAR Project, Bihar, India
This report offers a detailed overview of the PRACHAR project's successful efforts to reduce early marriage, to delay childbirth among young women, and to space subsequent births.
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