Cervical Cancer Prevention
This five-year award from the Centers for Disease Control enables Pathfinder to increase access to and use of cervical cancer prevention services among HIV-positive women in Ethiopia.
The initiative leads to improved care for a very treatable condition, cervical pre-cancer, if diagnosed early. Working with the Ministry of Health, Pathfinder is building national capacity to support comprehensive facility-based services; promoting community education and awareness of cervical cancer; and establishing strategic alliances and partnerships to expand the use of these services. Stanford University’s Program for International Reproductive Education and Services, the project’s international technical partner, provides technical knowledge, evidence-based training materials, and extensive experience with cryotherapy in low-resource settings.
Now in its fourth year, the project has established services at all 14 planned facilities, including five Centers of Excellence plus nine other facilities, all of which are providing single-visit approach to cervical cancer prevention services. So far, the project has provided visual inspection with acetic acid services to almost 12,000 women, which well exceeds the life-of-project target of 5,000. In fact, most of the hospitals that initiated services early in the project have nearly exhausted targeted clients in their catchment areas, and there is great interest in expanding services to the general population who are in need of services.
This brief provides a concise overview of recent activities of the Addis Tesfa cervical cancer prevention project in Ethiopia. Addis Tesfa brings highly effective, yet very simple, cervical cancer prevention methods to women living with HIV.
This toolkit contains 17 tools designed to help health care providers and program planners set up, ensure the quality of, and monitor single-visit approach (also known as “see-and-treat”) services for the prevention of cervical cancer.
his manual guides trained health care providers through the LEEP procedure to remove precancerous cervical lesions that cannot be treated with cryotherapy in order to prevent cervical cancer.
This project brief highlights key implementation activities and successes achieved in the first year of Pathfinder's Addis Tesfa (or "New Hope") project in Ethiopia.
Pathfinder increased access to and demand for prevention of mother-to-child transmission services through the creation of a community-based, integrated model in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
Ethiopian Women's and Girl's Empowerment through Education and Reproductive Health Knowledge and Access to Services
With funding from the Packard Foundation, Pathfinder worked with local partners to improve the education, health, rights, and social status of adolescent girls and women.
A USAID-funded program that supports the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to improve family planning/reproductive health services and maternal and child health in four regions of the country.
As the International AIDS Conference comes to a close, Pathfinder recognizes the lives we lost in Flight 17.
See Ethiopians—rural women, an Orthodox Priest, the First Lady of Ethiopia, and more—share why they believe family planning is key to their country’s development.