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:

 

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
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Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 775-1977
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