Pathfinder International, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, going wherever the need is most urgent.


Pathfinder is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems 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. Change lives with us.

Pathfinder International is a remarkably successful organization…Its model of funding and working through local partners helps ensure the sustainability of programs…Despite all the barriers, Pathfinder finds ways to serve marginalized populations, including the poorest.” —Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

Pathfinder envisions a world where everyone has access to contraception, where there are zero new HIV infections, where no woman dies from preventable pregnancy-related complications, and where everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life.

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.

The smartest way to solve the world’s toughest challenges is by investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through our work, we are ensuring that more people lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Pathfinder goes where the need is greatest. We work throughout the developing world to ensure people can make free and informed decisions about their bodies and futures.


In Nigeria since 1965.

We believe every person, regardless of where they live, has a right to sexual and reproductive health. Our commitment to the people of Nigeria runs deep. For over 50 years and counting, we’ve joined local partners to make sure the hardest-to-reach people can protect their health and transform their futures.

What We Do in Nigeria:

  • Make sure women can access high-quality, respectful maternal care from their home to the health facility

  • Mobilize communities to identify danger signs and activate emergency transport systems, so pregnant women at risk reach facilities

  • Create innovative digital health tools that help providers deliver higher quality services more effectively

  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods is available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them

  • Train providers to deliver health care to young people, including HIV services for adolescents and young mothers

  • Call on policymakers to create policies and make budget decisions that uphold people’s sexual and reproductive rights