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Pathfinder Joins Global Day of Action for Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Sept 28
On September 28th, Pathfinder International will join national and international women’s health groups around the world to mark the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Abortion

U.S. Government Officially Recognizes Sexual Rights

In a landmark action this week, the United States government publicly acknowledged that it will begin using the term "sexual rights" in discussions of human rights and global development.

Anahí de Cárdenas presentará la campaña “Si tomaste una decisión, cuídate”

The actress and model, Anahí de Cárdenas, officially presents the campaign "Si tomaste una decisión, cuídate" to raise awareness among women of childbearing age on methods of contraception.

Reproductive Health In The Hills of Haiti

The name Haiti comes from the indigenous Taíno language meaning, “land of high mountains.” While beautiful, these mountains can make access to basic health care difficult for the more than 40% of Haitians who live in rural areas.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Haiti

Angola and Ethiopia Take On Family Planning in Latest Learning Exchange

Learning Exchange
The Adolescent Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Learning Exchange Trip brought key Angolan stakeholders to visit their counterparts in Ethiopia in July 2015.

Dr. Mengistu Asnake Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Health

Mengistu award
Pathfinder's Country Representative in Ethiopia was recognized by the Amhara Regional Health Bureau for his leadership in the health sector.
Type: Press Release
Country: Ethiopia

The Power of Female Condom Users

Estrella Alcalde, Gender Advisor for Pathfinder Mozambique, is featured in the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme's 2014 Annual Report discussing the power of female condoms alongside two other UAFC partners.

The SDGs Are All About Integration: Good Thing PHE Programs Have Been Doing That for Years

Pathfinder's Cara Honzak and Cheryl Margoluis show how strong PHE is as a reference point for thinking about how to achieve the SDGs.

Pathfinder International Stands with Planned Parenthood

PPFA
Pathfinder International stands with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and more than 300 organizations that agree that women’s health should not be held hostage to politics.

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.
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