Pathfinder International

Sexual and reproductive health without fear or boundary

Watertown, MA   |  http://www.pathfinder.org

Mission

We champion sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, mobilizing communities most in need to break through barriers and forge their own path to a healthier future.

Ruling year info

1959

Principal Officer

Ms. Lois Quam

Main address

9 Galen St Ste 217

Watertown, MA 02472 USA

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EIN

53-0235320

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

AIDS (G81)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services

Evidence to Action, USAID’s global flagship project for strengthening quality family planning/ reproductive health (FP/RH) service delivery, is implemented by Pathfinder in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center, IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health, ExpandNet, and PATH. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive – and use – quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. E2A will assist public and private organizations in developing countries to identify, apply, and facilitate the scale-up of effective, evidence-based FP/RH interventions and BPs in service delivery. With an initial focus on increasing the use and scale-up of existing, underutilized best practices, E2A will also identify and scale up new BPs and innovations in service delivery.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

This project will support attainment of Ethiopia’s four Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) transformational agendas—woreda transformation; caring, respectful, and compassionate (CRC) providers; quality and equity in health care; and information revolution—and Government of Ethiopia (GOE) strategic initiatives through the provision of phased, adaptive technical assistance. Overall success will result from achievement of four high-level results:

(1) Improved management and performance of health systems;
(2) Increased sustainable quality of service delivery across the PHC’s continuum of care;
(3) Improved household and community health practices and health-seeking behaviors; and
(4) Enhanced program learning to impact policy and programming related to ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD).

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

The purpose of the Afya Pwani program is to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems.

This contract builds on Pathfinder’s successful implementation of the APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project and aims to increase access and utilization of quality HIV services; increase access and utilization of focused MNCH, FP, WASH, and nutrition services; and strengthen county health systems.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

This FP service delivery support project contributes to the roll-out of Niger’s National FP Strategic Plan. We will provide technical assistance and support field implementation to respond to each of the national plan priorities (increasing demand, improving access, improving quality, and assuring coordination, management, and ongoing monitoring). Specifically, we aim to improve access to an expanded method mix at community, case de santé (CS), and centre de santé integré (CSI) levels through skills building of existing cadres. This work ranges from capacity development for implant and IUD insertion and removal, to recordkeeping and data management, to counseling youth on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP). We will increase the number of FP access points through CS and CSI services as well as through agents de santé communautaires (ASC) and relais communautaires (relais) outreach service delivery. Pathfinder will also work closely with UNFPA and PATH on implementation of injectable pilots (ours with relais/DMPA and theirs with ASC/Sayana Press), as well as on central level policy advocacy for demedicalization and decentralization of FP service delivery. Further, we will expand existing Ministry of Health (MOH) maternal and child health (MCH) outreach service to systematically offer FP, and will support the MOH for central level technical oversight and performance management.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient consultations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Parents, Internally displaced people, Refugees and displaced people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Family planning and reproductive health consolations.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pathfinder International

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Roslyn Watson

Alfred Tate

No Affliliation

Walter Gamble

No Affliliation

Richard Berkowitz

No Affiliation

Sharon Allison

No Affiliation

Florence Manguyu

No Affiliation

Prakash Shah

No Affiliation

Ralph Tate

No Affiliation

Roslyn Watson

No Affiliation

Larrine Holbrooke

Timothy Brown

Lida Coleman

Deborah De Witt

Jessica Druga

Julia Kahrl

Jerry Lanier

Elizabeth Maguire

Collin Mothupi

Tabara Ndiaye

Bonnie New

Ann Svensen

Judy Tabb

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/7/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.