Pathfinder International is a champion for sexual and reproductive health worldwide.
Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
In April 2021, we pledged a gift of $100K to support YUVAA and to ensure program continuity and expansion of services to key communities in Bihar State.
ABOUT | Yuvaa: Youth Voices for Agency and Access
Combining social entrepreneurship and innovative communication approaches, Yuvaa improves access to contraceptive choices and positively shifts gender and social norms by delivering customized family planning messages to young couples in 10 districts of Bihar and Maharashtra.
YUVAA is launching a new app to support this work further. The mPari App is designed to support counseling and conversations about contraceptive choices by service providers, healthcare workers, and peer promoters.
Project Date: 2018 - present
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation