Pathfinder Responds to COVID-19

Building community and health system resilience during a crisis

As COVID-19 rages on, Pathfinder is working with governments in 20+ countries to forge stronger health and social systems that maintain essential sexual and reproductive health services, keep our staff safe, and prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

The heart of our challenge since the onset of the pandemic has been to continue our critical sexual and reproductive health work in an era when COVID-19 has complicated nearly every decision. Lockdowns, supply shortages, and at times, a fear of going to health facilities due to COVID-19 have challenged the continued provision of sexual and reproductive health care. 

But our staff, and the communities they work alongside, are more than up to the challenge. Pathfinder’s targeted response is helping women, girls, and their communities not only survive this crisis but come through it stronger and more resilient.


Learn how we’re building resilience in the face of COVID-19

You can help vulnerable communities through this crisis.

The virus is in all of the 17 nations we serve. As trusted partners of local governments, we are positioned to support ministries of health during upcoming critical response. In Kenya, we have already helped HIV-positive patients secure 3-month supply of lifesaving ART medication, reducing their risk of infection as the virus spreads.

We need you with us to continue this work – and provide essential reproductive health services – throughout the crisis. This work rests in your hands. Please, make your emergency gift now.

Spotlight on the Field

Guttmacher — Estimates of the Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

WGH’S Five Asks to Strengthen Responses to COVID-19 & Prepare for the Future

The WHO on COVID-19 and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Guttmacher — From Bad to Worse: The COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Further Undermining Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Many Countries

SVRI Knowledge Exchange — Pivoting to remote research on violence against women during COVID-19