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Expanding Contraceptive Method Mix in Shinyanga

Pathfinder pioneered community-based distribution of contraception in Tanzania. Today we’re building on that legacy. In Shinyanga, through our Evidence to Action project, we support the government of Tanzania’s efforts to bring information and full contraceptive choice to underserved communities.

Project Date: 2013 - present
Funder: USAID
Country: Tanzania

39,800+ people accessed contraception for the first time in communities and facilities through our project

27,700+ women counseled on contraception in their communities by volunteers trained and supported by our project

244 volunteers trained to distribute information & non-prescriptive contraceptive methods to people in their communities and homes

17,240+ visits were made to facilities for long acting, reversible contraceptive methods, including implants & IUDs

What We Do

  • Bring quality contraceptive services closer to the people who need them by bridging gaps between communities and health facilities
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive options are always available—from Standard Days Method® to long-acting reversible methods
  • Empower people to choose the contraceptive method that’s best for them by training providers to respect clients’ fertility intentions and personal preferences
  • Launch a new digital health app that helps the government’s community health workers to do their job more effectively and provide higher quality care
  • Encourage and reward the good work of community health workers, introducing a pay-for-performance scheme using mobile money

Project Staff Members

Rita Badiani

Director of the Evidence to Action Project

Rita brings over 25 years of experience in program management and development, primarily in family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and population studies....

Joseph Komwihangiro

Senior Country Director

A medical doctor with more than 15 years of experience leading and managing donor-funded health programs in Tanzania, Dr. Komwihangiro combines his technical experience with his passion for helping...

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