Population & Reproductive Health

Working to reduce maternal mortality and improve the quality of maternal and reproductive health care in India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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The Incidence of Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy in India

A report by the Population Council and the Guttmacher Institute finds that almost half of the 48.1 million pregnancies that occur in India each year are unintended, and two thirds of all unintended pregnancies end ...
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Evaluation of Maternal Health Accountability in Nigeria

This endline evaluation identifies areas of most promise for building government accountability for maternal health in Nigeria and suggested direction in which grant activities should continue to focus.
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Highlights from Maternal Health Accountability Meetings

Team Coordinator Ursula Wheeler provides an overview of meetings with grantees as part of the endline evaluation of government accountability for maternal health in Nigeria.
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Midwives Form Advocacy Network in Chiapas

More than 120 indigenous midwives from 19 municipalities in Chiapas banded together to form the Nich Ixim Corn Flower Midwifery Movement, which will promote the recognition of midwifery by Chiapas state.
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Evaluation of the Fund for Leadership Development Initiative

This evaluation assesses the Fund for Leadership Development initiative and its contributions in Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, and India.
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Landscape Evaluation of Maternal Health Quality of Care in India

Through this evaluation, evidence suggests that the quality of maternal health care varies across India. However, on average, it is low.
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Understanding What Works to Improve Girls’ Lives

A research hub developed by the Population Council will generate, synthesize, and translate evidence on what works to improve the lives of adolescent girls around the world.

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Erin Sines

Erin Sines

Director, On Nigeria
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
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Kate Abramson

Kate Abramson

Team Administrator, On Nigeria
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Ursula Wheeler

Ursula Wheeler

Team Coordinator, On Nigeria

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer