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Uplifting Rural Communities: Building a Scalable Model for Community-Based Family Planning in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

This program brief describes the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project’s community-based family planning project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that supports concerted national efforts made by the DRC government to strengthen access to quality family planning services—particularly for rural, hard-to-reach communities. E2A worked closely with the Ministry of Health to develop a community-based model that applies family planning best practices to complement clinical services. The project reaches rural populations in three provinces with an integrated package of family planning and child health services where it is most convenient: in their homes, at communal public spaces, and at health posts. E2A designed the program as a scalable initiative—that is, to expand the potential reach, longevity, and impact of the interventions to reach more people and to make the interventions sustainable in the long-term.

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Pathways – June 2024: Honoring Refugees Around the World

Pathfinder works with local, government, and humanitarian partners to design programs that respond to the unique needs of women and…

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During Security Crisis, Burkinabe NGOs Play Critical Role in Healthcare Delivery

Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Burkina Faso’s Centre Nord, Sahel, and Est regions have been critical to sustaining healthcare delivery…

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Pathfinder Study to Inform Health Systems Strengthening Investments in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh

Climate change has made flooding during the monsoon season in Bangladesh more severe and erratic—leaving health systems unprepared to serve…

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Stewarding Global & Multi-Country Projects through Youth-Led, Community-Driven Change  

Pathfinder leverages over six decades of experience with leading global and muti-country projects. As Director of Multi-Country Unit Projects, and…

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Kudos to Passing the Resolution on Climate Change and Health! Let’s Take Action Now!

At Pathfinder, our delegation to the 77th World Health Assembly was proud to witness the passage of the Resolution on…

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Launching a Project During a Natural Disaster: Local Partnerships are Critical!

When Pathfinder launched the USAID-funded Building Healthy Families (BHF) project in September 2022, Pakistan was devastated by floods. The floods…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Why We Advocate – Part 3: Recent Wins for Pathfinder – And for Rights!

This is the third piece (see part one and part two) in a series on Pathfinder’s work advocating for sexual…

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Pathfinder Annual Report 2023 – Women Who Lead

Pathfinder programs champion the rights, health, and success of women and girls around the globe—for their own benefit, and for…

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Protect, Pay, and Promote Women Health Workers

An abbreviated version of this content appeared in Health Policy Watch during World Health Worker Week. Each woman in the…

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