Reproductive health projects
Our recent work includes:
Cervical cancer screening and treatment
Cervical cancer kills about 270,000 women each year. PATH is working to prevent the disease through early detection and treatment of cervical precancer among adult women and vaccination of young adolescent girls with the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer. PATH’s RHO Cervical Cancer website is a leading source for evidence-based information on cervical cancer in the developing world. Learn more.
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition secretariat
PATH manages the secretariat for the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC). The coalition is a global partnership of about 150 public, private, and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that people in low- and middle-income countries have access to affordable, high-quality contraceptives and other drugs to ensure their reproductive health. Learn more on the RHSC website.
Sayana Press: a new way to deliver injectable contraceptives
Using the Uniject™ prefilled injection system to deliver contraceptives may help increase women’s access to family planning services in developing countries. PATH is generating evidence to help country decision-makers assess introduction of Sayana® Press injectable contraceptive for their family planning programs, including the option of self-injection. Learn more.
A “total market approach” to contraceptive services
PATH is working in Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Vietnam to fill a void in donor support and create a sustainable model to make contraceptives available to even the poorest citizens. The countries are investigating use of a total market approach that directs people who can pay for services to the private sector, freeing up public resources for those most in need and increasing family planning access to consistently underserved populations. Learn more.