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O Caso dos Indicadores de Remoção dos Implantes

Como muitos provedores de saúde em Moçambique, eu tive o meu primeiro implante inserido em 2013 – no ano em que o País começou a oferecer implantes nas unidades sanitárias.  Logo de seguida, aos investimentos do Ministério da Saúde e dos doadores e a r …

The Case for Implant Removal Indicators Now

Like many health care providers in Mozambique, I inserted my first contraceptive implant around 2013—the year our country began offering insertions at static health facilities. Almost immediately, high client demand, investments from our Ministry of He …

Should Adaptive Management be Entrusted to Managers?

Writing to you from the pandemic lockdown, it’s clear that a key challenge presented by the advent of COVID-19 is our loss of mobility. Most of us feel this loss in personal terms. But as public health professionals, we’re also expending huge effort co …

Farming + Family Planning = Promising Formula for Resilience

I write to you at a historically difficult moment. Amidst a global pandemic, countless families around the world face mounting threats to their health, livelihoods, and ability to feed and educate their children. Each threat compounds another. It’s an …

Can Male Contraception be a Gamechanger?

At last week’s Spotlight on Male Methods of Contraception webinar, hosted by the Community of Practice on Method Choice, we invited Dr. Stephanie Page, Head of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition and Co-Director of UW Medicine Diab …

Community is EVERYTHING for Tanzania’s Young Mothers

In 2018, E2A joined Pathfinder International to launch a first-time parent initiative as a family planning component of its groundbreaking population, health, and environment program in a remote corner of Western Tanzania—where the teen pregnancy rates …

Getting the Data We Need to Improve Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health in Senegal

From 2017 to 2018, the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project worked in collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action and the Global Research Action Group, with the support of USAID Senegal, to carry out a study aimed at analyzing th …

No More Token Youth Representation. Here’s How You Can Really Include Us in Planning for AYRH

The following blog has been translated from French. Want to know what pushed me to become youth ambassador—to channel the voices of other young people? The challenges young people face every day in our communities—particularly sexually transmitted infe …

Four Lessons from the “Middle Space”

Recently, I was invited to speak at a special meeting of global health professionals. All participants, regardless of country of origin or organization, shared a deep concern about the uneven progress of reproductive health across the globe and a profo …

USE THIS MODEL to Save Mothers’ and Newborns’ Lives

At 23, pregnant with triplets, Cynthia John was about to give birth for the first time. Then something went wrong. Four lives hung in the balance. In search of help, Cynthia’s family rushed her through the dusty streets of rural Ugboro. They feared the …

What’s New with First-Time Parents?

On May 20th, two USAID flagship projects—the Evidence to Action Project (E2A), led by Pathfinder, and the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)—jointly hosted an event focused on first-time parents (FTPs). The interactive forum was the latest in a …

Local Ownership in Action

Our participation in the recent Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver was exciting, partially because we got to interact with members of our global family planning and reproductive health community. We asked them what they most want to see from future …

New Digital Tool—By Youth, With Youth, For Youth

What makes a program youth-responsive? Through my experience with E2A, I’ve learned that it’s not enough to simply consult young people about their family planning needs. Effective programs must be built for youth and (more importantly) by youth. To ta …

No #HealthForAll Without Adolescents

I remember the call and how upset my friend sounded on the other end. About 20 years ago, during my second year of medical school, I was sleeping in (a rare treat during this hectic time in my life). The ringing woke me up. “Gino, you have to help me o …

You are Not Alone

By: Lauryn Dunkwu, Former Program Coordinator, Pathfinder Nigeria In my country, the largest obstacle to providing better family planning for young people is fear. Although Nigeria’s youth are curious about contraceptive options, making them comfortabl …