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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti's Health Care Workers

At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For miles around, this clinic is the only place people can come for modern medical attention.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Haiti

Pathfinder Praised for Boost in Institutional Deliveries in Ethiopia

The Integrated Family Health Program received praise from Ethiopia’s Technical Advisory Committee, entrusted with reviewing the performance of the program, on the increase in institutional deliveries within the program areas.

Donation of Motorbikes Supports Family Planning in Niger

Niger motorbikes
Pathfinder's IMPACT project in Niger donates 50 motorbikes to the Ministry of Health in order to better serve the area's population.

With Just One Empowered Woman, An Entire Generation Can Be Changed

Thanks to the HoPE-LVB project, people on Uganda's Bussi Island are seeing improvements in their health and livelihoods.

Integrated Family Health Program honored by Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health

Pathfinder's Integrated Family Health Program receives trophy recognizing its special contribution to gender issues.
Type: Press Release
Country: Ethiopia
Focus Area: Gender

mHealth Compendum Volume 5 features Pathfinder's mhealth projects

Pathfinder's mhealth projects in Nigeria and Tanzania are highlighted in the latest volume of the mHealth Compendum.

Pathfinder Looks to Mobile Technology to Improve Vietnam’s Continuing Medical Education

Vietnam mCME story
With funding from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, Pathfinder has begun a new project to test the effectiveness of a mobile phone-based continuing medical education strategy among Vietnamese community-based physician assistants.
Type: Press Release
Country: Viet Nam
Focus Area: Systems Strengthening

Some thoughts on disrespect and abuse in childbirth in response to FIGO’s Mother–Baby Friendly Birthing Facilities Initiative

Women everywhere deserve respectful, affordable, quality maternal care. The guidelines for mother–baby friendly birthing facilities recently developed are an important contribution to that end. Like FIGO, Pathfinder International has observed that facility delivery/skilled birth attendance does not guarantee quality of care or a reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality.

Maine Women’s Fund Honors Those Who Have Made a Difference

Judy Kahrl, founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights and support of Pathfinder International, received the Sarah Orne Jewett Award.

Pathfinder Supporter Judy Kahrl Accepts Maine Women’s Fund Leadership Award

Judy Kahrl
Judy Kahrl, a longtime advocate for Pathfinder International, accepted the Maine Women’s Fund’s Sarah Orne Jewett Award on May 19, 2015 at a luncheon in Portland, Maine.

Pathfinder President & CEO Purnima Mane Named FACCNE's Leading Woman

3 Sixty Global's Marion Estienne sits with Purnima Mane to discuss her career path, her passions, and the road ahead in the FACCNE's Women in Business Network's latest newsletter.

Nigeria Antenatal Care Study Published by PLOS ONE

Pathfinder's Assessment of the Quality of Antenatal Care Services Provided by Health Workers Using a Mobile Phone Decision Support Application in Northern Nigeria Study was published in the PLOS ONE journal.
Type: Press Release
Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

SMS Contraception Messages Reach Thousands of Mozambican Youth

The Health COMpass is proud to showcase mCenas! as the latest Spotlight project. mCenas!, an interactive two-way SMS system, reduced the barriers youth face in starting or continuing to use contraception.

Chevron Donates Ambulance to Bibiyana Clinic

Chevron Bangladesh President Kevin Lyon handed over an ambulance for two Smiling Sun clinics, established by Chevron to serve the communities near its Bibiyana gas field. Implemented by international NGO Pathfinder International, the clinics are under the nationwide USAID-sponsored Smiling Sun Franchise Program.

Pathfinder Mourns Loss of Valerie DeFillipo

Pathfinder International mourns the loss of Valerie DeFillipo, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Mulheres em Idade Fértil Desconhecem Métodos Contraceptivos

A recent study in Mozambique found that of 1,432 women surveyed, 66% had never used any contraception.

The Current State of Play of Research on the Social, Political and Legal Dimensions of HIV

State of play HIV
This paper offers a critical overview of social science research presented at the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Programa Geração Biz, Mozambique: How Did This Adolescent Health Initiative Grow from a Pilot to a National Programme, and What Did It Achieve?

MZ Case Study
Rita Badiani joins a team of experts in conducting a systematic review of the literature to gather information on Pathfinder's Geração Biz.

Positive Strides in Tackling Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Degefech Ayele is a Health Extension Workers at Walana Health Post in Kacha Bira Woreda, Kembata Tembaro Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State. She and her fellow workers provide family planning, vaccination for children under five and other healthcare services for the environs.
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