Introduction of the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure to Combat Cervical Cancer in Ethiopia
Cervical cancer is one of the most frequent and leading causes of cancer mortality among Ethiopian women. For women living with HIV and AIDS, cervical cancer poses an even greater health risk as they are more likely to develop precancerous lesions and are more vulnerable to rapid development of these lesions than HIV-negative women. This update discusses the Addis Tesfa project's experience implementing the Loop Electrosurgical Excision procedure to address cervical cancer in Ethiopia.
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.
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.