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After six months of COVID-19: What’s at Stake for Global Reproductive Health and Rights?

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Lockdowns, stockouts, economic disasters, and more are changing where women and families access critical reproductive health care, how they get those services, and even what types of care they need. Pathfinder has been there, adapting and working, throughout the pandemic in some of the highest-need countries around the world.

On Thursday, October 15, join Alyssa Patmos, a member of Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle, in conversation with Crystal Lander, Pathfinder’s Executive Director of Global Affairs, as we discuss the biggest risks to reproductive health and rights around the world right now, what we’re seeing on the ground in the countries we serve, and how Pathfinder is adapting and continuing our critical work in the face of COVID-19. Register here >>

Crystal Lander is an experienced senior policy and development expert both in the United States and globally. Ms. Lander was recently announced as Pathfinder International’s new executive director of global affairs leading the design and delivering advocacy campaigns, overseeing advocacy strategies, and serving as an ambassador for the organization globally.

Prior to this role, Ms. Lander developed and led the advocacy team at Living Goods, where she managed the organization’s engagement on global health policy. She also developed and led the advocacy unit at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for more than seven years where she successfully managed the organization’s engagement on global health policy in the United States and in more than 30 countries.

Ms. Lander is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Economics and a Master of Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a degree in International Health Policy. She is engaged in her local community as an active member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Alexandria West Rotary Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Alyssa Patmos has helped quadruple sales for start-ups with her curated brand & messaging strategies and now helps women bet on themselves by designing businesses they love. When she’s not helping women rewrite the stories they tell themselves and the message they share with others, you can find this NLP certified coach pretending she’s on a cooking show in her kitchen with an empty peanut butter cup wrapper sitting on the counter. Alyssa has been an active member of Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle since March 2020.