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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.

December 2013

The Way We Live: Advancing Health & Rights Through Integration

In a year of remarkable achievement, including Pathfinder’s landmark victory at the US Supreme Court and our return to Bangladesh with a $53.8 million project, what was most exciting? The answer—integration—is the theme of Pathfinder’s 2013 Annual Report.

July 2013

Post-Abortion Care Services for Youth and Adult Clients in Kenya: A Comparison of Services, Client Satisfaction and Provider Attitudes

A study conducted by FHI 360 and Pathfinder International on the type of care young post-abortion care clients receive as compared with adult post-abortion care clients and providers’ attitudes towards serving adolescents and youth.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
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

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
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
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
October 2008

Saving Young Lives: Pathfinder International's Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care Project

Summarizing Pathfinder's recent experience implementing the Youth Friendly Postabortion Care (YFPAC) Project in eight African countries, this report contains program descriptions,key results, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Region
Africa
Year
2008
October 2008

Pathfindings: Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care Services in Africa

A report on Pathfinder's Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care project in eight African countries. The project was implemented June 2007 to May 2008 with the goal of increasing access to PAC services that are responsive to adolescents' special needs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Region
Africa
Year
2008
January 2008

Pathfinder Ghana Youth-Friendly PAC

In 2007, Pathfinder International administered a one-year Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care (YF PAC) project in eight sub-Saharan African countries. This brief document reviews the challenges, results, and lessons learned in Ghana.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Region
Africa
Country
Ghana
Year
2008
January 2008

Causal Salud: Interrupcion Legal de Embarazo Etica y Derechos Humanos

A collaborative project of 14 NGOs, including Pathfinder, addressing interpretation of policy allowing legal interruption of pregnancy for health reasons.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2008
January 2008

Assessment of Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care Services: A Global Tool for Assessing Postabortion Care for Youth

This tool is designed to help assessment teams, project managers, supervisors, and providers collect detailed information on the quality of Postabortion Care (PAC) services provided to adolescents in order to make services more youth friendly.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Region
Global
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
June 2007

Pathfinder International's Postabortion Care Programs

Complications from unsafe abortion and from incomplete spontaneous abortion should be one of the most treatable and preventable causes of maternal mortality and morbidity.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2007
January 2006

Technical Guidance on Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care

Developed by the Postabortion Care Consortium, with Pathfinder's involvement, to improve the quality and access to PAC services for young people, these guidelines are organized by the five elements of the Consortium's Essential Elements of PAC model.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2006
January 2004

Comprehensive Reproductive Health and Family Planning Curriculum

Pathfinder International's comprehensive training modules cover core topics including family planning methods, infection prevention, reproductive tract infections, counseling and training of trainers.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2004
January 2002

Clandestine Abortion in Peru, Facts and Figures

This document details a study undertaken by Pathfinder to generate information about the incidence of clandestine abortion in order to promote sexual and reproductive rights and inform the development of pertinent government policies in Peru.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Latin America
Country
Peru
Year
2002
January 2001

Technical Guidance Series Number 2: Tapping Community Opinion on PAC

Access to Postabortion Care (PAC) services is an important strategy for decreasing maternal mortality.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2001
January 2001

Module 11: MVA for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion

Prepares health workers to counsel women who come to a facility for treatment of an incomplete or septic abortion and to assess and manage the complications of incomplete and septic abortions.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2001
January 2001

Module 11: MVA for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion - Participant's Manual - Part 1

Prepares health workers to counsel women who come to a facility for treatment of an incomplete or septic abortion and to assess and manage the complications of incomplete and septic abortions.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2001
January 2001

Addressing the Consequences of Unsafe Abortions: Insights from Pathfinder Program Experience

This report presents a review of Pathfinder's efforts to address the consequences of unsafe abortion around the world. It provides a picture of the range of programs undertaken, how they evolved, what their effects have been.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Region
Global
Year
2001
January 1998

Module 13: Postpartum/Postabortion Contraception

This module prepares participants to provide contraceptive services immediately postpartum and immediately postabortion.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
1998
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