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In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them.
This publication describes women who accept single-rod progestogen contraceptive implants from community health workers in Ethiopia and to assess whether community-based provision addresses unmet need for contraception in Ethiopia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2008, Pathfinder International sponsored a delegation of key Brazilian and Peruvian partners to Mexico City to support ongoing abortion advocacy project in Brazil and Peru.
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).
Healthy Images of Manhood: A Male Engagement Approach for Workplaces and Community Programs Integrating Gender, Family Planning, and HIV/AIDS
Healthy Images of Manhood (HIM) was launched in January 2008 in partnership with Unilever Tea Tanzania Ltd. at the company's estates in south-central Tanzania.
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).
Scaling-Up Best Practices to Meet Millenium Development Goals 4 & 5: A Tailored Approach to Spreading Best Practices
A technical meeting held in Bangkok motivated public health stakeholders from across Asia and the Middle East to introduce life-saving best practices focused on family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health. This paper describes how.
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.
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 presents Pathfinder's comprehensive approach to safe abortion programming including provider training, client friendly counseling, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations including youth, community mobilization, and advocacy.
ESD Model: Mobilizing Muslim Imams and Religious Leaders as "Champions" of Reproductive Health and Family Planning
This paper depicts ESD's model for engaging religious leaders as "champions" of reproductive health and family planning, which is applied in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen.
Increasing Access to Safe, Comprehensive Abortion Care Services in Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana: The Pathfinder International Community Approach
Pathfinder/Ghana's safe abortion project increases access to services through community advocacy, provider training, and facility upgrades. The project's successes and challenges are described in this paper.
This paper discusses the results of a community survey conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of men and women of reproductive age toward abortion in six districts of northern Ghana.
This document describes the process that the USAID-funded, Pathfinder International-led COMPASS project has used to combat stigma, overcome distrust, and reach families to improve uptake of the polio vaccine in northern Nigeria.
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.
The Pathfindings Publications Series
Pathfinder commissioned a baseline study prior to the implementation of the Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care project (IASAC) and a midterm assessment after about a year of implementation.
Pathfinder International undertook the Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care project (IASAC), an innovative program designed to improve the quality of abortion training for medical students, and improve the skills of a significant number of current abortion providers.
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