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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.

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.

July 2014

Straight to the Point: Evaluer les Besoins en Renforcement des Capacités du Partenaire (Multiple Languages)

Les objectifs de cet outil d’évaluation sont de : mieux comprendre les forces et les faiblesses des ONG avec lesquelles votre organisation envisage de collaborer; et évaluer les capacités des ONG à mener efficacement des programmes d’activités.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
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
June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: Endline Survey Results and Comparison with the Baseline

This is a report of a facility-based endline survey that was conducted as part of a program evaluation to assess the Arise—Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk-Populations project in Uganda.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2014
June 2014

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: A Qualitative Study of the Arise Project in Uganda

This report presents the findings from a qualitative study conducted in January 2014 in Lango and Teso regions of Uganda among Arise Project beneficiaries and service providers.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2014
March 2014

Health of People and the Environment Lake Victoria Basin Baseline Study: Synthesis Report

In 2012, HoPE LVB conducted a baseline study to inform project design and determine baseline values for key outcome indicators.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Year
2014
November 2013

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
June 2013

Extending Service Delivery – Family Planning Initiative (ESD-FPI): Baseline Report

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.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
March 2013

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception Among HIV-Positive Women

This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
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
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

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
January 2012

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

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2011
August 2011

Enhancing Reproductive Rights to Reduce Violence Against Women in Gaza Province, Mozambique

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Gender
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2011
January 2010

The Role of Pregnancy Outcomes in the Maternal Mortality Rates of Two Areas in Matlab, Bangladesh

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.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
Bangladesh
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

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.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2009
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
July 2008

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.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Asia
Country
Bangladesh
Year
2008
July 2007

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.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Asia
Country
Bangladesh
Year
2007
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