Pathfinder has brought reproductive health care to tens of millions of people in more than 120 countries in Africa, Asia, the Near East, Latin America, and Europe. Today, our 1,000-plus employees work alongside hundreds of local partner organizations, helping implement projects that address a wide range of sexual and reproductive health issues.
This project served over 25,000 female sex workers and men who have sex with men in the Indian state of Maharashtra, helping reduce their risks and vulnerabilities towards sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
The study measured HIV and syphilis prevalence, related risk behaviors, and access to prevention and care services among MSM in three provinces: Maputo City, Sofala, and Nampula. The study also estimated the size of the MSM population in these provinces.
Pathfinder joins Touch Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, and USAID in promoting the accessibility of appropriate maternal and newborn care in Tanzania by expanding the availability of comprehensive emergency obstetric care and by implementing community level activities to reduce maternal mortality during delivery and childbirth.
With support from the Ford Foundation, Pathfinder will establish a replicable model for nongovernmental organizations and community development associations to engage community-level stakeholders and gatekeepers in contributing to the prevention of early marriage.
This mHealth initiative, implemented in Nairobi, is supported by Dimagi and the Core Group along with funding from USAID through Pathfinder’s APHIA+ project.
Pathfinder’s mHealth in Tanzania began in 2008 with funding from the Center for Disease Control. The project uses mobile technology to improve communication and reporting between health clinics, home-based care providers and clients.
To reach students in grades 10-12, Pathfinder worked with Bayer Shering Laboratories on the peer development strategy in 10 schools in Lima to increase students' awareness of sexual reproductive health and adopt healthy and responsible behaviors to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
In October 2011, Pathfinder published a working paper entitled, "Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth Living with HIV in Tanzania." It was presented in Tanzania in November and two manuscripts are being developed based on the study.
Pathfinder’s mHealth project in Mozambique identified and addressed the educational barriers that youth face in accessing and using family planning.
Mayer Shasthya: Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality due to Postpartum Hemorrhage and Eclampsia in a Select Area of Bangladesh
Mayer Shasthya (Mother's Health) was a two year community-based intervention funded by Pathfinder and World Bank to save mother's lives in rural Bangladesh.
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