Friday, October 10, 2008

Pathfinder International: Organization Awareness

We've decided to spice things up a bit, and give our blog a little bit more structure. From here on out, Friday's post will focus on spot-lighting a globally-involved non profit organization. After last week's success with NEST, I've decided to expand on a comment left by Catherine a few days ago. The organization I'm speaking of is Pathfinder International.

Pathfinder International Logo
Based in Watertown, MA, Pathfinder International has been a global leader in reproductive health care for over 50 years. Founded in 1957 by Clarence Gamble, the organization fully believes that reproductive health is a basic human right. They've taken initiative in collaborating with governments, NGOs, and community & faith-based organizations to make contraception & quality care available in developing countries. By providing the necessary care, Pathfinder International has helped many ensure safe childbirth as well as healthy families.

In order to build a solid foundation and sustain the levels of assistance that Pathfinder International strives to provide, they focus on developing diverse partnerships, promoting community participation, and strengthening the capabilities of individuals and organizations. Particular areas of involvement include:

  • Reproductive Health & Family Planning
  • HIV / AIDS Awareness & Counseling
  • Safe Motherhood
  • Adolescent Awareness
  • Advocacy
  • Abortion & Post-Abortion Care *
  • Community-Based Wrok
  • Partner Support
  • Social Change & Responsibility

* Obviously, abortion is a very controversial topic. Pathfinder International recognizes this and supports safe abortion care in countries where it's legal.

Currently working in 25 countries, Pathfinder International has already brought reproductive health care to tens of millions of people in more than 120 countries. To find out more about how you can help, contact Pathfinder International.

If you ever want to raise awareness about such an organization, feel free to send us a link and we'll make sure to feature it in an upcoming post.

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