Skip to content
Project

Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB)

Funder

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Barr Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USAID through the Evidence to Action project

Project Outcomes

118k

Visits for Contraception

214%

Increase in Deliveries to Facilities

204

Fish Breeding Zones Protectes

856k

Trees Planted

Overview
2011–2019

People living in the Lake Victoria Basin face urgent health, environmental, and economic challenges. They need the power to access to sexual and reproductive health services and manage their natural resources sustainably. In two districts in Uganda and two counties in Kenya, we’re making sure they can.

Project Activities


  • Made sure women and girls have control over whether and when to have children so they can choose to pursue employment and leadership roles in their communities.
  • Packaged information about conservation and reproductive health together, so men were more engaged and willing to promote reproductive rights and their partner’s choice to use contraception.
  • Stopped preventable maternal deaths by making sure women could access high-quality care at every stage—before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • Created and supported teams of local fishers and farmers so they can lead efforts to protect the ecosystem for future generations.
  • Strengthened malaria and HIV prevention with community education and capacity building at health facilities.
  • Encouraged leaders in the local, regional, and national governments to broaden the reach of population, health, and environment programs across East Africa.
Regions Involved
Countries Involved
Focus Areas
Featured Stories & Perspectives

Climate and Health: An Integrated, Woman-Centered Approach

While the globe has been focused on COVID-19, climate change has continued to ravage communities around the world. The World…

Read The Story

Featured Publication Resources

The Latest

A Mother’s Day Wish: Making Access to Reliable Reproductive Healthcare a Global Reality

Mother’s Day is a time of celebration in the United States, but this year let’s also make it a time…

Read More

Pathfinder Tanzania, Our Global Watchtower for Safeguarding

At Pathfinder, we are committed to safeguarding—protecting the people we serve, our partners, and each other from exploitation and abuse.…

Read More

Social & Behavior Change—Fostering Sustainable Change from Within

Pathfinder is well known for increasing access to lifesaving healthcare, reaching millions with contraception, saving countless women from dying in…

Read More
Our Project Team

Pamela Onduso

Country Director

Featured Projects

Youth Champions for Climate Resilience in West Africa (YCC)

The Youth Champions for Climate Resilience in West Africa (YCC) project is funded by Fondation CHANEL and implemented by Pathfinder…

FC2 Education and Promotion Project, Africa

The FC2 Education and Promotion Project, Africa is funded by the Female Health Company and implemented by Pathfinder International. Now…

Preventing Child Marriage in Cabo Delgado

Preventing Child Marriage in Cabo Delgado improves the lives and livelihoods of adolescent girls and young women by  reducing child,…

Hands Off II

Hands Off II seeks to reduce all forms of violence against sex workers and violations of their human rights in…

Shaping Adolescent Girls’ and Young Women’s Lives through Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes

The project, which takes place in 12 districts across three provinces—Maputo City, Cabo Delgado, and Maputo provinces—reaches adolescent girls and…

USAID Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO)

In Mozambique, Pathfinder supports the Government of Mozambique to achieve HIV and AIDS epidemic control and establish a sustainable government-led…

Women-Led Climate Resilience (WLCR)

In Egypt, Pathfinder is working together with its partners to establish greener health clinics and communities The Women-Led Climate Resilience…

Strengthening Health Systems to Increase Access to Post-Pregnancy Family Planning (Qadam-Ba-Qadam)

This project seeks to ensure provincial health departments in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan offer quality postpartum and postabortion…

Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers (PROPEL) Adapt

By working with partners to strengthen policy, advocacy, financing, and governance, PROPEL Adapt aims to build the resilience of health…

Building Healthy Families Activity

The Building Healthy Families Activity (BHFA), funded by the US Agency for International Development, seeks to improve health outcomes in…

Droit en Santé Sexuel et Reproductive – Ado & Jeunes

Nearly 30% of women in the DRC have experienced sexual violence. We are working to change that. Pathfinder joins local partners…

USAID Kulawa

Health Services Delivery Activity in Niger USAID Kuwala improves health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes in Niger’s Maradi, Zinder, and…

All Projects