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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.

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.

March 2014

Integrating Family Planning in Primary Health Care and HIV Care and Treatment Services in Mozambique

This technical update discusses how Pathfinder’s Extending Service Delivery–Family Planning Initiative has begun to integrate family planning into existing services, including primary health care and HIV care and treatment in Mozambique.

Focus Area
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2014
February 2014

Combination Prevention of HIV - A Technical Guide to Working with Key Affected Populations

This practical guide presents evidence and example activities that serve as a resource for program implementers and planners working to prevent HIV among female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and people who inject drugs (PWID).

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Region
Global
Year
2014
February 2014

Les Voies du Changement Jeu (multiple languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Year
2014
January 2014

Beyond AIDS - Supporting Ethiopian Women to Access Cervical Cancer Screening

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2014
January 2014

Contraception for Adolescents in Low and Middle Income Countries - Needs, Barriers, and Access

Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity as well as its social and economic costs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2014
January 2014

Cervical Cancer Prevention: The Single-Visit Approach Quality Management Toolkit

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2014
December 2013

Pathways to Change Game - Uganda (Multiple Languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Country
Uganda
Year
2013
December 2013

Pathways to Change Game (Multiple Languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

Focus Area
Behavior Change
Region
Global
Year
2013
December 2013

The Way We Live: Advancing Health & Rights Through Integration

In a year of remarkable achievement, including Pathfinder’s landmark victory at the US Supreme Court and our return to Bangladesh with a $53.8 million project, what was most exciting? The answer—integration—is the theme of Pathfinder’s 2013 Annual Report.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Bangladesh
Burundi
Egypt
Ethiopia
Guinea
India
Kenya
Mozambique
Pakistan
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2013
November 2013

Providing Technical Assistance to Ministries of Health : Lessons Learned Over 30 Years

Pursuing true country ownership for effective programs requires a long-term approach involving persistence, keen understanding of counterparts' perspective, deference, building trust, focus on priorities, technical competence, and sustained optimism.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Year
2013
November 2013

Sustainable Development in East Africa: Lessons from Four Population, Health, and Environment Projects

The integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach is based on the premise that people’s health and the environments in which they live are inextricably linked.This publication features insights from four ongoing PHE projects in East Africa.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2013
November 2013

Evaluating the Coverage and Cost of Community Health Worker Programs in Nampula Province in Mozambique

In 2012, Pathfinder conducted a study in Mozambique to explore whether community health workers who provide an integrated package of services communicate with beneficiaries about family planning, and what actions women take based on these messages.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2013
October 2013

LEEP Clinical Standards of Practice

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.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2013
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.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2013
October 2013

Use of the Citizen Report Card to Assess Local Family Planning Need in Tanzania

This technical update discusses Pathfinder International and partners’ experience implementing the Citizen Report Card to support the government in understanding local experience of contraception and family planning services.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2013
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.

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

A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of Women Supported by the Integrated Family Health Project to Reach Fistula Repair Services

Read more about Pathfinder's qualitative analysis of the experience of women supported by the Integrated Family Health Project to reach fistula repair services.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Region
Global
Year
2013
October 2013

Invest in Young People - It Pays

In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2013
October 2013

Addressing Unmet Need for Long-Acting Family Planning in Ethiopia

This publication describes women who accept single-rod progestogen contraceptive implants from community health workers in Ethiopia and to assess whether community-based provision addresses unmet need for contraception in Ethiopia.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2013
September 2013

The Technical Advisory Committee: Providing Stewardship to Health Programs in Ethiopia

This technical update examines how the Integrated Family Health Program-supported Technical Advisory Committee acts as a steward of Ethiopia's health agenda.

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