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New Public-Private Partnership Will Halve the Cost of Long-Lasting Contraceptive Implant for World's Poorest

This week, MSD, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other global health leaders announced a new public-private partnership that will increase access to contraceptive implants in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Ford Foundation Rounds Off International Fellowships Program in Nigeria

The International Fellowships Program leaves a legacy as the Ford Foundation closes out the ten year project, including the Nigeria-based program led by Pathfinder International.

According to Farouk Jega, the country representative for Pathfinder International, Nigeria, 175 fellows have been recruited into the Nigeria programme since 2001.

He also said 44 per cent are women, while 56 per cent are men. He said 11 percent of the fellows are “people with special needs”.

Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Advocacy

Integrated Family Health Program Plays Important Role to Achieve Millennium Development Goals

First published in The Daily Monitor, this news article discusses the gains made by Pathfinder's Integrated Family Health Program in Ethiopia and the pivotal role the project plays in achieving Millennium Development Goals.

The Technical Advisory Committee of the Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP) commended the gains achieved by the program in the North Gondar Zone of the Amahara Regional State. It also said that IFHP assumes pivotal role in achieving Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality rates and improving maternal health.

Pathfinder Joins the Raise for Women Challenge; Aspires to Win $25,000 for Women's Reproductive Health

Pathfinder is honored to be chosen as one of the organizations in the Raise for Women Challenge. This is a unique challenge that will help raise critical funds for Pathfinder programs as well as increase visibility for Pathfinder’s work.

News Round-Up: Anti-Prostitution Pledge at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court APP
On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in USAID v AOSI, a case that challenges a law requiring recipients of US funds for international HIV and AIDS work to have “a policy explicitly opposing prostitution.”
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Diverse Groups Find Consensus in Protecting Free Speech as Anti-Prostitution Pledge Case Heads to Supreme Court

On April 22, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could have dramatic consequences for NGOs, faith-based groups, and other civil society members.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Saddened by Tragedy in Boston; All Staff Members Safe

Pathfinder is saddened by the senseless tragedy yesterday during the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this horrific act. We are thankful that all staff and family of staff at our headquarters in Watertown, MA are safe.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Featured As One of the "Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year"

Pathfinder's "No Joke. Choice Matters." was chosen as this year's DoGooder Funny for Good video winner. Watch Pathfinder's video and learn more about winners in the other categories.

While at the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week in Minneapolis, we were on hand to see the winners of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards announced. Four finalists were chosen for each category and then the winners were selected by the public.

Pathfinder’s No Joke Video Wins 2013 DoGooder Video Award

Not Funny Video Winner
Pathfinder is pleased to announce that our “No Joke. Choice Matters” video won the 2013 DoGooder “Funny for Good” Video Award today.

YouTube Announces Winners of 2013 DoGooder Video Awards

Recognizing the best in video for social good, YouTube announced the four winners of its DoGooder Video Awards Friday. The categories celebrate videos that tap into the power of the social web to garner support for good causes.

What Mason found most remarkable about this year's winners is how well they all understand YouTube as a social platform.

"The videos are social, shareable, informative, entertaining and surprising. Multiple finalists collaborated with YouTube channels and creators to reach an even wider audience. Finally, the winners had a clear call to action outlining how to make a difference," she said.

Pathfinder International Supports President Obama’s FY2014 Budget, Calls for Congress to Invest in Women’s Health

Continuing the Administration’s robust investment in the health and rights of girls and women, President Obama's budget includes increases for family planning and reproductive health programs, as well as maternal and child health.

Pathfinder Mourns Loss of Cory L. Richards, Guttmacher Institute Leader

Pathfinder International expresses our condolences to the staff, Board members, and supporters of the Guttmacher Institute for the devastating loss of Cory L. Richards to pancreatic cancer on April 4th.

Nature Conservancy, Pathfinder International Collaborate for Healthier Moms, Children, and Environment

A collaboration made up of the Nature Conservancy, Pathfinder International, the Jane Goodall Institute, and other organizations is empowering communities through health and environment.

The Tuungane project is a comprehensive, collaborative project with partner organizations like the Jane Goodall Institute, Pathfinder International, Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Tanzanian government that is aimed at empowering communities on a number of fronts at the same time.

Girls and Women as Catalysts of Change: Our Twitter Chat with Girls Not Brides & Women Deliver

Pathfinder International joined Girls Not Brides and Women Deliver today for a Twitter chat about girls and women as catalysts for change. In case you missed it, we've rounded up some of our favorite takeaways from the event.

Pathfinder to Join Women Deliver and Girls Not Brides for TEDxChange Twitter Chat on Girls and Women

Girls and women are catalysts for change (#girls4change). When girls and women are educated, healthy, and empowered, they invest back into their families, communities, and nations. We know it’s true – when girls and women survive, the world thrives.

Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment Project Celebrates Earth Hour on Bussi Island

Earth Hour, Bussi Island
Lights will go out around the world on Saturday in honor of Earth Hour—a global call to action to take responsibility for our environmental impact. Bussi Island is answering that call, but it’s likely their work will take much more than an hour.

Pathfinder Chosen As CREDO Funding Beneficiary for Second Year

Pathfinder International is thrilled to be selected as one of 40 nonprofit organizations that will receive donations from the millions of dollars generated by CREDO mobile, long distance, and credit card customers in 2013.

Pathfinder's Gender-Based Violence Work Featured in UN Fund Annual Report

Pathfinder established the first integrated center in Mozambique that cares and assists survivors of gender-based violence. The center brings together resources and officials from necessary sectors to facilitate a survivor’s ability to pursue a case.

The UN Trust Fund is supporting Pathfinder International establish the first integrated centre to care and assist survivors in the country. The one-stop centre brings together health, psychosocial, law enforcement, paralegal In many communities, services for survivors of gender-based violence are often located in different physical locations, inhibiting a timely and efficient response to their needs following an attack.

Pathfinder Announces New Maternal Health Awards from Merck for Mothers

Merck for Mothers
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce three new grants to support maternal health projects in India, Nigeria, and Peru.

In Uganda, Integrating Population, Health, and Environment to Meet Development Goals

As Uganda's population booms, the country's natural resources suffer the negative consequences, but some initiatives like the HOPE LVB Project aim to improve public health and reduce population pressures while slowing the rate of environmental degradation.

The HOPE LVB Project (Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin)  is now replicating the same model in the fresh water ecosystem around the Lake Victoria Basin to improve public health and reduce unsustainable population growth and its attendant environmental degradation, deforestation, and overfishing. The project is being implemented in Wakiso and Mayuge Districts through a partnership between Pathfinder International, Ecological Christian Organization, CTPH, and OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria) in neighboring Kenya.

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