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Advocating for Change

Pathfinder advocates locally, nationally, and globally for robust funding and strong policies to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for women and youth.

Supporting Adolescents and Youth

Project: Advocacy for the authorization of experimentation with free postpartum and immediate post-abortion family planning in three health districts (PAI project)

The PAI project uses data from the three districts where Pathfinder implements family planning interventions to demonstrate to national and local governments the importance of providing women with free contraceptive products, especially in the immediate postpartum and postabortion period.

Advocacy Win: Issuance of a circular note by the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health, guaranteeing free family planning services for women infected with HIV and for all women ages 15-24.

Funder: Johns Hopkins University Opportunity Fund through PAI

Improving Access

Project: Advance Family Planning

Advance Family Planning (Advance FP) aims to increase financial investments and political commitments in quality, voluntary family planning. Advance FP engages and mobilizes local partners in evidence-based advocacy to increase domestic resources for health.

Advocacy Win: DMPA-SC (Sayana Press)—a self-administered injectable contraceptive—added to Nigeria’s Essential Medicines List. Pathfinder is now working to make Sayana Press more widely available in the country.

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In addition to working at the community level with frontline health workers, advocacy is a critical component of our work. It’s where we create structural changes that can impact the lives of many—leading to better maternal and newborn health outcomes across the country.”

— Dr. Amina Dorayi, Country Director, Pathfinder Nigeria

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