In Bangladesh since 1978.
In 1957, the founder of Pathfinder funded Bangladesh’s Family Planning Association. This became a model for our work; building the capacity of governments and local organizations to create sustainable improvements in reproductive health. Today, we continue to lead capacity-building efforts in Bangladesh and improve the health of women and their families, especially those who are hardest to reach.
Changing Lives in Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, Ouali became a wife at 15. Today, with Pathfinder’s support, she’s choosing her own path forward. “I found out you don’t have to become pregnant if you don’t want to.” See how we’re making sure Burkinabe women and girls can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.
Changing Lives in Burundi
In Burundi, years of conflict and endemic poverty have created extreme barriers for people trying to protect their health. Each year, 1,350 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. 35,000 children don’t survive to their 5th birthday. See how we’re changing this—helping women and families across Burundi get the services they need to transform their lives.
Without Fear or Boundary in Côte d’Ivoire
In Côte d’Ivoire, civil war and political violence have closed clinics and left people without the services they need. We launched our first project here because we believe contraception is a human right. See how we make sure Ivoirians can exercise this right.
Without Fear or Boundary in the DRC
1 in every 4 married women in the DRC needs an effective method of contraception but doesn’t have it. See how we make sure the people of the DRC can exercise their rights and take control of their health and futures.
In Egypt since 1978.
Egypt’s population has grown from 62 million to more than 93 million in just 20 years. Millions lack the sexual and reproductive health services they need. See how we’re bringing critical information and health care to underserved Egyptians—from adolescent girls to refugees—so they can exercise their rights and take control of their futures.
In Ethiopia since 1964.
18 million people used contraception for the first time through our latest program in Ethiopia. See how we’re reaching millions more, so they can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.
Without Fear or Boundary in Haiti
Over 5.3 million Haitians accessed services through Pathfinder’s latest program. We’re committed to reaching millions more—delivering a package of services people need and the quality of care they deserve. From contraception for youth to HIV counseling using a mobile phone, see what progress looks like in Haiti.
Changing lives in India since 1963.
India has more maternal deaths than almost any other country in the world. About 120 women and girls die from pregnancy-related causes each day. See how we’re bringing essential health care to those who need it most, including the largest generation of young people ever to come of age in India.
In Kenya since 1964.
2.7 million+ people were reached with HIV testing and counseling services through our latest program in Kenya. 200,000+ received treatment. See how we’re reaching millions more with the comprehensive services they need to take control of their health and futures.
In Mozambique since 1997.
Only 11% of married women ages 15-49 in Mozambique use a method of contraception. See how our nearly 20-year history in the country has provided women with information and access that empowers them to make positive decisions related to their sexual and reproductive health.
Changing Lives in Myanmar
In Myanmar, Pathfinder’s commitment to health and rights runs deep. Today, see how we’re supporting the government to achieve its goal—increasing access to quality services so at least 60% of married women ages 15-49 use contraception by 2020.
Without Fear or Boundary in Niger
The West African nation of Niger has the highest fertility rate in the world. 86% of married women ages 15-49 aren’t using an effective method of contraception. See how we bring quality services to the doorsteps of Nigerien women and girls who need them most—so they can take control of their future.
In Nigeria since 1965.
Each day, about 158 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria—more than any other country on Earth. See how we’re bringing lifesaving services to the doorsteps of hard-to-reach people across Nigeria.
In Pakistan since 1985.
In Pakistan, contraception can save lives. Each day, 26 Pakistani women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Millions lack the health services they need. We’re committed to changing this. From Punjab to Sindh, see how our work breaks down barriers to sexual and reproductive health care for women and families across Pakistan.
In Peru since 1983.
Peru is making progress. 75% of married women ages 15-49 are using a method of contraception. Maternal mortality has dropped by over 70% in 26 years. See how we keep this momentum going—ensuring the hardest-to-reach communities can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.
In South Africa since 1996.
19.2% of South Africans are living with HIV. Almost 2,000 adolescent girls (ages 15–24) are infected each week, a rate 2.5x higher than males of the same age. We make sure critical, high quality health services are available to those who need it most, free from stigma or judgment. See how we’re making this happen in South Africa.
In Tanzania since 1960.
Each year, an estimated 1 million Tanzanian women face an unintended pregnancy. Every day, about 22 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. We believe all people have the right to decide whether and when to have children. Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live or die. See how we’re changing lives in Tanzania.
In Togo since 2018.
Nearly 60% of the population is under the age of 25. 80% of married women ages 15-49 aren’t using an effective method of contraception. We believe all people have the right to make free and informed choices about their bodies and futures.
In Uganda since 1957.
In Uganda, 70% of married women ages 15-49 aren’t using an effective method of contraception. More than 4 in 10 births are unplanned. We believe all people have the right to make free and informed choices about their bodies and futures. See how we’re making sure they can in Uganda.
Pathfinder goes where the need is greatest. We work throughout the developing world to ensure people can make free and informed decisions about their bodies and futures.