About

Pathfinder International works to improve the reproductive health of men, women and adolscents throughout the developing world.

Pathfinder works in remote locations, under the most difficult conditions, serving the most vulnerable people. We collaborate with governments, NGOs, and community- and faith-based organizations to make contraception available and provide the quality care needed to ensure safe childbirth and healthy families. Working in countries with high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, we provide a continuum of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services and are expanding the integration of these services into reproductive health and family planning programs. Though controversial, we support safe abortion care in countries where it’s legal, provide reproductive health services to commercial sex workers and adolescents, and advocate for sound reproductive health policies in the US and abroad.

Pathfinder’s work focuses on overcoming barriers and is based on developing long-term relationships, not only with clients, but with entire communities. Working in traditional societies, we understand that changes in attitude and behavior must have the support of religious and community leaders, the guardians of local culture. We train doctors, nurses, midwives, traditional birth attendants, community-based health workers, and teachers. At the same time, we build the capacity of our partner organizations to make them stronger, more effective, and able to thrive independently once our support has ended.

1. For 50 years, Pathfinder International has worked to promote women’s opportunities to choose when and how often to bear children and to reduce the dan

2. Pathfinder has stepped up our response to the HIV/AIDS by integrating HIV/AIDS prevention and care into all of our programs and by developing speciali

3. As a US-based organization with field operations overseas, Pathfinder works to ensure that Americans understand the real impact of family planning on