Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking has two goals: to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity; and to advance young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Geographic priorities are India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Read our strategy

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The Freedom to Choose: Empowering Communities to Live With the Sea

From supporting biodiversity conservation to improving reproductive health, watch Blue Ventures' integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach in action in this short film. Read More
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Assessing the Impact of Maternal Deaths in Kenya

A woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth every two hours in Kenya, according to a new report from MacArthur grantees Family Care International and the International Center for Research on Women, and the KEMRI-CDC Research and ... Read More
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Understanding the Impact of Demographic Factors on Population Growth

An interactive tool developed by the Population Council provides evidence and analysis to help countries develop policies and programs that strike the right balance between demographic change and social, economic, and environmental goals. Read More
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Identifying the Connections Between Infant and Maternal Health

Adopting a continuum of care approach to maternal and newborn health can significantly improve their health outcomes, according to a study by Family Care International Read More
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Mapping the Trajectory of the Maternal Health Field

The paper states that the health of the mother during pregnancy and childbirth was not a focus for policymaking, research, and programming until 1985. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office

Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
Portrait of Helen Harrison

Helen Harrison

Executive Secretary

Judith F. Helzner

Special Advisor to the President and Vice President
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Program Administrator
Portrait of Laura Young

Laura Young

Program Associate