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WHERE WE WORK WHERE WE WORK

ASIA AND THE NEAR EAST

ASIA AND THE NEAR EAST

· Egypt
· India
· Nepal
· Pakistan
· Yemen

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

· Bolivia
· Peru
PROGRAMMATIC AREAS PROGRAMMATIC AREAS

Adolescent Reproductive Health

Adolescent Reproductive Health

Commercial Sector

Public-Private Partnerships / CSR

Empowerment

HIV/AIDS/STI PREVENTION

HIV/AIDS/STI Prevention

Integrated FP/RH Services

Integrated FP/RH Services

OPTIMAL BIRTH SPACING INTERVALS

Optimal Birth Spacing

POSTABORTION CARE

Postabortion Care

SOUTH TO SOUTH COLLABORATION

South-to-South Collaboration

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
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Mission

The CATALYST Consortium is a global reproductive health activity initiated in September 2000 by the Center for Population, Health, and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Consortium is a partnership of five organizations: the Academy for Educational Development (AED), Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Meridian Group International, Inc., Pathfinder International and PROFAMILIA/Colombia.

 

CATALYST works in sexual and reproductive health through synergistic partnerships and state-of-the-art technical leadership.  Its overall strategic objective is to increase the use of sustainable, quality family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services and healthy practices through clinical and nonclinical programs.  Results are measured by:

  1. Increased access to and improved quality of FP/RH clinical and nonclinical programs
  2. Increased capacity of informed FP/RH decision making by clients and communities
  3. Increased capacity of public and private sectors to sustain quality FP/RH programs and,
  4. Scaled-up and improved FP/RH service delivery through technical assistance to other agency/donor/foundation programs.

  

CATALYST’s multilingual and multidisciplinary staff and partners draw on approaches and techniques from various fields and areas of expertise.  To achieve these results, the CATALYST staff:

  • Provides technical leadership to improve clinical and nonclinical services in sexual and reproductive health
  • Complements bilateral programs through application of best practices, innovations and lessons learned from other projects and countries
  • Assists local groups to scale-up successful program models and interventions
  • Creates opportunities for South-to-South technical assistance and collaboration
  • Creates linkages between health and nonhealth programs to provide an environment that supports women’s decision making about their reproductive health, e.g., links to literacy, political participation and economic empowerment
  • Establishes technical collaboration among USAID Missions, USAID Cooperating Agencies, U.S. foundations and other donors to help ensure the quality and sustainability of family planning and reproductive health programs
  • Expands FP/RH services through partnerships with private commercial sector and nongovernmental organizations, in order to address the unmet needs of men, youth and underserved populations.

 

As of January 2004, CATALYST has seven field offices (Bolivia, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru and Yemen) and supports USAID programs in over 15 countries in Southeast and South Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. 

 

CATALYST core staff and consortium members have extensive expertise in a variety of programmatic areas, including:

 

ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

COMMERCIAL SECTOR

EMPOWERMENT

HIV/AIDS/STI PREVENTION

INTEGRATED REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

OPTIMAL BIRTH SPACING

POSTABORTION CARE

SOUTH-TO-SOUTH COLLABORATION

 

The CATALYST Consortium
1201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suites 500/501
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 775-1977
Fax: (202) 775-1988

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