For over 50 years, Pathfinder has worked in Uganda to bring sexual and reproductive health care across the country. Pathfinder’s work includes climate resilience programming, HIV & AIDS care, and strengthening the capacity of community health workers.
Across Uganda, Pathfinder is working to strengthen health systems, provide modern contraception to those who need it, and work with adolescents and youth so they can determine their futures.
- Strengthening Health Systems
Pathfinder implements programs led and owned by Ugandans, who can keep services going long after we leave. We connect communities and health systems so people, including the most marginalized, receive the contraceptive services they need and the quality of care they deserve. We engage multiple sectors, such health, education, gender, finance, planning, and economic development, to address the multisectoral drivers of barriers to accessing family planning services.
- Adolescents and Youth
The burden of child marriage in Uganda affects over 60% of the young girls. About 15% of young girls are married by age of 15 and 49% by the age of 18 years. In Uganda, Pathfinder focuses on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of young people—nearly half of Uganda’s population. We make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them.
- Gender Equity
Pathfinder partners with communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality and other negative beliefs and practices that affect reproductive health, so women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities and can freely access reproductive health services.
- Building Resilience
We mobilize remote communities to advance their reproductive rights and economic opportunity, while sustainably managing their natural resources. We package information about conservation and reproductive health together, so men are more engaged and willing to promote reproductive rights and their partner’s choice to use contraception.