Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

True inspiration in Shan State, Myanmar


After last year's Family Planning Best Practices Workshop, Sono Aibe returns to Myanmar to attend a state level Family Planning Workshop.

New film engages Nigerien youth around their sexual and reproductive health

Binta’s Dilemma sparks conversations among young Nigeriens about sexual and reproductive health -- including topics like pressure to marry and have children early, use of contraceptives before and during marriage, and young women’s right to an education.

Our Global Impact in 2014

2014 was a great year for Pathfinder, and we are SO PROUD to share our accomplishments with you. Take a look at our infographic!

Advancing the Health and Rights Of Young People

Pathfinder’s commitment to youth runs deep. As one of the first organizations to recognize and respond to young people’s unique sexual and reproductive needs, we have implemented adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health projects for over 40 years, in over 40 developing countries.

Too Good, and True: Ensuring rights-based, quality maternal health care in Mozambique

SCIP blog

With skilled birth attendance rates increasing from 63% to 75% over the past four years, more mothers in Mozambique have access to high-quality, skilled care during pregnancy and delivery.

Saving Mothers’ Lives in India

Thanks to our Matrika project and the new link it creates between public and private health providers, Poonam and pregnant women like her in India are receiving better maternal health care.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Youth Voices on Postabortion Care

Every year, around 20 million girls under the age of 19 face pregnancy (often unintended), and the associated risks that come with it. As part of the Postabortion Care Consortium, Pathfinder and FHI explored youth perspectives on sexual and reproductive health care.

Focus Area: Abortion

20 Years On, UN Declaration Signals Urgent Need for Enhanced Global Commitment to Our Women and Girls

Unfortunately, as this year’s Commission came to a close, it was all too evident that what could have been a landmark occasion for the international community to celebrate finally honoring and committing to the health and well-being of its mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends was little more than a lost opportunity.

Focus Area: Gender

Women’s History Month Must-Read Books

Three Must Reads

Just in time for Women’s History Month, here are three can't-miss books from three daring feminists!

The best investment you can make on International Women’s Day

What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? It might be hard to imagine, but this opportunity exists: it’s an investment in reproductive health and rights for women and girls.

Shining a Light on Married Girls

Pathfinder believes every girl deserves a childhood. In Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Niger, we're addressing the needs of urgent health needs of married girls and young women—an extremely underserved group.

33 Million Strong: Investing in Ethiopia’s Future

Ethiopia YFS

To celebrate the latest results from our Integrated Family Health Program we asked our senior expert in adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Worknesh Kereta Abshiro, to share three reasons why she believes your support is helping transform Ethiopia and save young lives.

The women who dare to dream on International Women's Day


Purnima Mane pictures a world where women never hesitate, never falter, never waiver in their confidence and belief in themselves to honor and celebrate International Women's Day.

Navigating support for survivors of gender-based violence in Mozambique

Delfina police officer Mozambique

Analysis of data from two Pathfinder projects—described in more detail in a new publication by Pathfinder—shows that only a small proportion of survivors of gender-based violence accessed services at one-stop centers.

Country: Mozambique
Focus Area: Gender

Haitian health center takes first step toward improved care

Les Anglais

Pathfinder's Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti project approached the staff of Les Anglais clinic with an innovative solution to address their challenges and improve overall service delivery.

Turning the tables for better health care in Haiti


Results-based financing has the potential to completely change Haiti’s health system, how health care is delivered—and the quality of the care. Pathfinder and Deloitte have teamed with the Ministry of Health to take their model to two departments in Haiti.

Country: Haiti
Focus Area: Systems Strengthening

In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive


Charles Kabiswa, director of one of Pathfinder's key partner organizations in Uganda, reflects on the success of our HoPE project and celebrates winning a Population Institute Media Award.

Reflecting on Haiti, five years later

Haiti clinic

Five years ago today, the world stood still for Haitians while the ground moved – on January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake with long-standing consequences. Hearing from one of Pathfinder’s Haitian staff about that moment in time when everything changed, I still get chills.

From Uganda to Egypt: Activity Cards address sexual violence, educate Egypt’s youth

Activity Cards Egypt

As part of the Ford Foundation-funded “I Know, I Decide” project, the Pathfinder and the Egyptian Family Planning Association adapted the GREAT project Activity Cards to fit Egypt’s unique social and political context.

Twenty years after ICPD, adolescent sexual and reproductive health still a challenge

Journal launch

On December 15, Pathfinder joined the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, the Evidence to Action project, USAID and the World Health Organization to launch the Journal of Adolescent Health’s special supplement on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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