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:
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:
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:
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