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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My Journey as a Maternal Health Advocate

As a young medical doctor during my 2001-2002 internship in one of the largest hospitals in Kano, Nigeria, I was posted to a three-month rotation in the maternity division. My responsibilities were to take patient histories ...
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A Paradigm Shift in Population and Reproductive Health

The 1990s ushered in a sea change in the population and reproductive health field, bringing a period of unprecedented energy, groundbreaking international policy change, and a global women’s movement that shifted emphasis from population control ...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights for Rape Victims

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of two women seeking abortions following sexual violence, due in part to legal efforts by Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE).
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Shifting Behavior Related to Gender Norms, Power Dynamics

A study by Promundo found a social science-based curriculum for couples in Rwanda reduced intimate partner violence by 40 percent after almost two years.
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State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

A study by Global Greengrants Fund shows that women are at the forefront of environmental action locally and globally, and funders are providing more than $100 million each year to support the intersection of women and ...

"Meet the Women Taking Healthcare Into Their Own Hands"

National Geographic
Related Grantee: Edumundo 360
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Building Momentum for the Expansion of Midwifery in Mexico

Sharon Bissell Sotelo, Director, Mexico, articulates the Foundation's support for new initiatives to improve maternal health outcomes in Mexico through strengthening midwifery care.
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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 ...

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
Portrait of Sharon Bissell Sotelo

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
Portrait of Liliane Loya

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

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer
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