Driving Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health
In 2012, Pathfinder went where the need was greatest—the places where women, men, and young people must fight every day to defend their sexual and reproductive health and rights. And we brought everything we have: Over half a century of experience, unique alliances in every country at every level, and unwavering courage to take risks. Pathfinder knows that in order to address the vast challenges faced by those in the developing world, we must be bold. We have to find new and better ways to be even more effective. So in 2012, that is exactly what we did.
The single-visit approach to cervical cancer prevention (also referred to as the “See-and-Treat” approach) currently involves visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash and treatment of precancerous lesions with cryotherapy.
With increased access to HIV treatment throughout Africa, a generation of HIV positive children is now transitioning to adulthood while living with a chronic condition requiring lifelong medication, which can amplify the anxieties of adolescence.