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A Formula for Enduring Partnerships in Burkina Faso

Lire en français >> Since 2018, the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project has partnered with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health…

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(re)solve in Burkina Faso – where art and science meet, by design

When you think about reproductive health and rights, you don’t necessarily think about art. But Pathfinder’s unique (re)solve project has sought to…

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Pathfinder works with local partners, including the ministry of health, to expand access to sexual and reproductive health care in an increasingly fragile context, affected by worsening security conditions, and the impacts of climate change and humanitarian crises. Our programs support access to contraception; comprehensive abortion care; and services for maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Together with our partners, we ensure women and young people can access the care they need from community-based services and in public and private health facilities.

  • Contraception
    Pathfinder takes a holistic approach to ensuring access to quality and widely accessible contraceptive services. This includes training and mentoring health providers and facilitating the integration of sexual and reproductive health care with other essential services. At the same time, we enhance community-based health services by training community health workers to deliver contraceptive services in their communities through task-shifting approaches. These approaches alleviate the workload of facility-based health providers by building greater capacity in communities for contraceptive delivery. Finally, Pathfinder applies social and behavior change strategies to shift unhealthy norms and beliefs related to contraceptive use, and advocates to the government for adequately funding contraception.  
  • Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC)
    Pathfinder is working with the ministry of health to ensure people know about the laws governing abortion services, and health providers follow standards and protocols for safety. Pathfinder is continuously enhancing the health system’s ability to offer CAC by facilitating the inclusion of CAC indicators in the national health information system and supporting sustainable allocations of supplies and commodities.
  • Local Capacity Strengthening
    Pathfinder is working with the ministry of health to create a training and coaching system for health officials on leadership, coordination, and advocacy. We also support local authorities to integrate reproductive health services into municipal and regional development plans. Pathfinder works across communities to support the integration of community and health systems and develops the capacity of civil society organizations to mobilize resources.

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