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As a leader in effective programming to improve sexual and reproductive health, Pathfinder is committed to advancing our understanding of technical practice. Search here for approaches and tools from over half a century of work around the globe.

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October 2013

Assessing Barriers and Opportunities in Integration of Family Planning into District-Level Planning

This technical update summarizes assessment findings from the Putting Reproductive Health Back on the Map in Tanzania project.

October 2013

My Future, My Choice: Increasing Young People's Access to Contraception

This Fall 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work with adolescents and youth, and in particular, providing those young people with choices when it comes to their contraception methods, their bodies, and their futures.

May 2013

PRAGYA: Multisectoral, Gendered Approach to Improve Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People

PRAGYA, meaning "insight" in Sanskrit, is a mixed methods study commissioned by USAID and conducted by Pathfinder India to improve understanding of the effects of Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project.

Focus Area
Gender
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
April 2013

Implants for Adolescents: An Option Worth Considering for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy

This publication discusses the long-acting contraceptive implant, often considered for use in women who have chosen to stop childbearing. However, implants can be appropriate for all women, including adolescents who want to delay or space childbearing.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Global
Year
2013
March 2013

Women Who Dare: Fostering Gender Equality and Addressing Violence Against Women

This Spring 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's gender equality work through the stories of women like Deolinda, a young advocate and female condom user, and Celia, a nurse and family planning advocate empowering women in Matola, Mozambique.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Mozambique
Uganda
Year
2013
March 2013

Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception Among HIV-Positive Women

This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2013
February 2013

Introducing Operations Research to Large-Scale Program Implementation in Ethiopia

This technical update describes how the USAID-funded Integrated Family Health Program built capacity of health program managers and implementers to conduct operations research to strengthen systems and foster innovation based on systematic learning.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2013
January 2013

PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

This technical brief summarizes the evolution of PRACHAR, describes the intervention model and key evaluation results that informed each phase, and highlights next steps for dissemination and advocacy based on 11 years of project learning.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
January 2013

Straight to the Point: Identifying and Prioritizing Behavior Change Needs (Multiple Languages)

Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

Straight to the Point: Budgeting Basics

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

Empowering Communities through Integrated Systems Strengthening in Northern Mozambique

This brief articulates SCIP’s strategy of integrated systems strengthening, shares a snapshot of its implementation status, and highlights next steps for the project’s remaining two years.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
January 2013

Pathfinder's Integrated Systems Strengthening Framework

This publication offers a concise overview of Pathfinder’s Integrated Systems Strengthening framework, which is our strategy for connecting people to systems and systems to people.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2013
December 2012

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Strategic Planning

Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers - Strategic Planning

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
November 2012

Driving Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health

In 2012, Pathfinder went where the need was greatest—the places where women, men, and young people must fight every day to defend their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This annual report explores our successes during fiscal year 2012.

Focus Area
Abortion
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Gender
HIV & AIDS
Maternal & Newborn Health
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Systems Strengthening
Region
Global
Year
2012
November 2012

Lighting the Way: Changing Lives Through Family Planning

The Fall 2012 issue of Pathways focuses our unique approach to providing family planning services and how these services can operate as an avenue of choice for young girls and women around the world.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Year
2012
October 2012

Support for Scale-Up of Comprehensive Abortion Care in Northern Ghana-Technical Update

This technical update discusses Pathfinder's global CAC approach and experience in Ghana, as well as the government's recent endorsement to scale up the approach in the north.

Focus Area
Abortion
Contraception & Family Planning
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Systems Strengthening
Region
Africa
Country
Ghana
Year
2012
August 2012

Addressing Unmet Need for Long Acting Family Planning in Ethiopia - Uptake of Implanon and Characteristics of Users

This working paper presents the results of a study conducted in Ethiopia that shows that providing Implanon through community-health workers is effective in reaching women who have unmet need for family planning.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2012
August 2012

Research and Evaluation Working Paper Series

The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Africa
Country
Bangladesh
India
Nigeria
Tanzania
Year
2012
July 2012

Increasing Access to Quality Health Services in Kenya's North Eastern Province

For five years, APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands has increased local health system and community capacity for quality health service delivery. This brief discusses the project’s experience in Kenya's North Eastern Province.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Maternal & Newborn Health
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2012
July 2012

Strengthening Strategic Health Information Systems in Kenya's North Eastern Province

This technical brief discusses steps taken by the project to meet challenges to the use of strategic health information in Kenya’s North Eastern Province, and provides recommendations for future similar efforts in comparable contexts.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2012
July 2012

A Global Response to HIV and AIDS that Begins in the Home

The Summer 2012 issue of Pathways focuses on our global response to HIV and AIDS, told through stories of empowered individuals sharing knowledge and making a difference in their communities.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
HIV & AIDS
Region
Global
Year
2012
May 2012

Introduction of the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure to Combat Cervical Cancer in Ethiopia

This update discusses the Addis Tesfa project's experience implementing the Loop Electrosurgical Excision procedure to address cervical cancer in Ethiopia.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Systems Strengthening
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2012
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