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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.

October 2013

Assessing Barriers and Opportunities in Integration of Family Planning into District-Level Planning

This technical update summarizes assessment findings from the Putting Reproductive Health Back on the Map in Tanzania project.

Pathways to Change, English Low Literacy
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.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
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

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

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
May 2010

A Time for Action: Abortion advocacy in Brazil and Peru

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Abortion
Advocacy
Region
Multi-Country
Country
Peru
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

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.

Focus Area
Gender
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
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

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.

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

"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

Comprehensive Safe Abortion Programming: The Pathfinder International Approach

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.

Focus Area
Abortion
Advocacy
Region
Multi-Country
Country
South Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Mozambique
India
Viet Nam
Peru
Angola
Year
2010
January 2010

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Near East
Country
Bangladesh
Year
2010
February 2009

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.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Africa
Country
Ghana
Year
2009
February 2009

Improving Abortion and Postabortion Care Services Using Community Survey Data in Ghana

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.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Africa
Country
Ghana
Year
2009
March 2008

Noncompliance in Polio Eradication: COMPASS Takes on the Cause

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.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Africa
Country
Nigeria
Year
2008
January 2008

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.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2008
Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Kenya
Mozambique
Ethiopia
Peru
Year
2008
August 2007

Improving Access to Safe Abortion Care and Services in Northern Karnataka, India,

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.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
May 2007

Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care, Karnataka India

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.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
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