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Changing lives in India since 1963.

385 million young people under the age of 15. The largest generation of young people in history is coming of age in India. How will they shape their country’s future if they can’t protect their health? About 43,000 women and girls die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth each year.

Pathfinder is changing this. We have a long history of partnering with the government of India to bring information and services to the people who need them most. From long-acting contraception for adolescents to emergency care for pregnant women who live far away from a health facility, we go where the need is greatest.


45,000 community health workers trained to support families in making healthy decisions for mothers and newborns through our programs

Young women who took part in our PRACHAR program in India got married 2.5+ years later than those who did not

What We Do in India

  • Make sure young people can prevent unintended pregnancy and space their births—an investment that offers profound benefits to today’s youth and future generations
  • Focus on the most socially and economically vulnerable individuals, so they can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights without fear or boundary
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, including injectables, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them
  • Train thousands of community health workers to bring contraceptive choice and safe motherhood to the doorsteps of India’s hardest-to-reach people
  • Stop preventable maternal deaths by making sure women can access high-quality, respectful maternal care at every point—from their homes to the health facility

Partner with Us

Pathfinder International India was established as a Section 25 non-profit company in 2011 under the Companies Act, 1956

Pathfinder International India is registered under Sec 12A giving the organization tax exemption status and Sec 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, giving donors a 50% tax exemption on donations.

Interested in partnering with Pathfinder International India? Learn more here.

Discover Our Projects

The Salaamati Project

Choice matters. Women have different contraceptive needs at different points in their lives, so access to a broad range of methods is critical. But until 2015, injectable contraception was...

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More women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in Uttar Pradesh than anywhere else in India. We believe where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live or die. See how we fought...

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Meet Our Staff

Anup Manjrekar

Regional IT Manager

Anup Manjrekar has 22 years of experience in Global Information Technology with a career spanning across East Africa, Southern Africa, South Pacific and India in the Manufacturing, FMCG, Retail,...

Pritha Biswas

Senior Technical Advisor – Maternal and Newborn health

Dr. Pritha Biswas joins the Pathfinder team as Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal and Newborn Health. She is based in India and will be working part-time. Dr. Biswas is an obstetrician with over...

Laxmi Rao

Senior Director of Social Behavior Change

Laxmi Rao started working with Pathfinder International in India as Senior Director of Social Behavior Change. Laxmi brings over 15 years of national and international experience in SBCC programs and...

Dr. Anupama Rao

Senior Technical Advisor

Anupama Rao is a medical doctor with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. She brings over twenty years of clinical experience. In 2017, she joined Pathfinder as a Senior Technical Advisor...

Dr. Lopamudra Paul

Director, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

With a doctoral degree in Population Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she has more than 15 years of work experience in program monitoring and evaluation in addition to program...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.