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HoPE for Sustainable Development: Results From an Integrated Approach in East Africa

Supported by Pathfinder International, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Packard Foundation, the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin initiative, or HoPE-LVB, has employed the PHE model to address food insecurity, weak health infrastructure, environmental degradation, high maternal and infant mortality, and inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Whether or Not Cheering Is Warranted, There Are Ways to Celebrate World Population Day

Firmaron Convenio Internacional para Reforzar Reducción de Mortalidad Materna

Con la finalidad de continuar con la disminución de la mortalidad materna, el Gobierno Regional La Libertad, a través del sector salud y ONG, fortalecerán capacidades.

Myanmar’s Changing Political Landscape: An Opportunity for Quality Reproductive Health Care

The political landscape in Myanmar is undergoing a big change. Together with other positive developments discussed ahead, this presents a favorable political environment to push for health reforms and create a foundation to advance quality and rights issues in reproductive health.

AFP Expands Efforts In India, Partners With Jhpiego and Pathfinder

The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative is increasing its advocacy efforts in India this year, expanding into a new state and pursuing national-level advocacy through the private sector. The India offices of Jhpiego and Pathfinder International will join as AFP’s local partners to support this expansion, which results from a recent supplement award.

Media role critical in curbing population boom

Media can play an effective role by creating awareness among a large segment of society to keep the population under control in order to better utilise diminishing natural resources.

Media should create awareness among masses by sharing positive stories and articles in support of birth spacing, said [Tauseef Ahmed]. During the workshop, officials of the Pathfinder International shared the concept of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies with the journalists and how media could help in advocating this through articles and stories. 

Moot on media role in health

Country Representative of Pathfinder International Dr Tauseef Ahmed has said that allocation of resources for civic enmities and provision of livelihood would be a huge challenge for all the provinces if current growth rate remained unchecked.

Dr Tauseef Ahmed urged media to give positive stories and articles in support of birth spacing. 

Media can shape general public opinion, moot told

Pathfinder International organised a two-day workshop for media personnel in Karachi to highlight role of media in addressing population and reproductive health challenges. The workshop highlighted the role of media in addressing issues, challenges and identifying opportunities related to population and health.

Dr Tauseef Ahmed, Country Representative of Pathfinder International said if the current growth rate remained un-checked, it would become a huge challenge for each of the province to allocate resources for civic enmities to people and to ensure livelihood for all.

What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control

What's more, women in Ethiopia are having fewer children (the fertility rate fell from an average of 6.5 children per woman in 2000 to 4.6 currently), maternal deaths are in decline, and more women are staying in school longer. Plus, more women are opting for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) instead of more traditional short-term methods like birth control pills or condoms.

"If you asked me 15 years ago, there were only 600 health centers and all in very urban areas, but today there are more than 3,500," said Asnake, who is the country representative for Pathfinder International in Ethiopia. "And the health extension program started as a pilot program but now reaches every rural village in the country."

Family planning facing bottlenecks due to lack of knowledge, moot told

The provision of family planning in Pakistan is hindered by many factors ranging from lack of knowledge to poverty, religious barriers, poor access and commodities, traditional beliefs, misconceptions, lack of male involvement, poor coordination of health programmes.

Tanzania Rejects Key Recommendations to Human Rights Council

Tanzania has rejected 72 recommendations including to duly safeguard the freedom of speech and the right to information as advised by Portugal via the Human Rights Council's Working Group on Universal Periodic Review (UPC).

Pathfinder International called for more efforts to transform gender norms to enable women and girls enjoy sexual reproductive health and rights; “how does a women facing gender based violence negotiate condom use? How can she freely access health care if she needs her husband’s permission to leave the house?” queried Pathfinder International Country Director Mustafa Kudrati.

Purnima Mane Stepping Down as Pathfinder's CEO

On Monday, April 4, Pathfinder International CEO and President Purnima Mane announced her decision to step down from her role in the organization. Ms. Mane will be pursuing new opportunities and exploring her passion for policy work in global health.

Haryana becomes 1st to launch injectable contraceptive

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the 'Project Salamati' which is being implemented by state health department with the assistance of Pathfinder International, is initially being implemented in nine health blocks of four districts of the state.

Expanding Access to the Intrauterine Device in Public Health Facilities in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study

Following the introduction of IUDs into the Ethiopian public health sector, use of the method increased from <1% in 2011 to 6% in 2014 in a sample of 40 health facilities. This shift occurred in the context of wide method choice, following provider training, provision of post-training supplies, and community-based awareness creation. The IUD was acceptable to a diverse range of clients, including new contraceptive users, those with little to no education, those from rural areas, and younger women, thus suggesting a strong latent demand for IUDs in Ethiopia.

The Single-Visit Approach as a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy Among Women With HIV in Ethiopia: Successes and Lessons Learned

Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in Ethiopia. Using a single-visit approach to prevent cervical cancer, the Addis Tesfa project tested women with HIV through visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash and, if tests results were positive, offered immediate cryotherapy of the precancerous lesion or referral for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. The objective of this article is to review screening and treatment outcomes over nearly 4 years of project implementation and to identify lessons learned to improve cervical cancer prevention programs in Ethiopia and other resource-constrained settings.

Fishing and family planning – how the two are linked

Sometimes, delivering mixed messages is a good thing, as an integrated project in the Lake Tanganyika region has proved.

Vodafone Launches Toll-Free Lines for Ambulance Taxi

UK-based telecom giant Vodafone Group announced yesterday the launch of a pioneering new toll-free emergency line for ambulance taxi service in Tanzania.

Pioneering new ‘ambulance taxi’ service could help save at least 2,700 lives of pregnant mothers and babies in rural Tanzania each year

The first-of-its-kind service launched in districts in Tanzania where maternal and infant mortality rates believed to be among highest in the world.

The 'Uber for emergencies' saving pregnant women’s lives in Africa

The "ambulance taxi" initiative is the latest from the Vodafone Foundation, which is using mobile technology to help improve access to healthcare, education and disaster relief in developing countries.
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