A Future Where Scholarship and Science Improve Health and Transform Lives at Scale

We envision a world where evidence-based policies, programs, and practices drive social change to save lives – millions at a time.

A future where scholarship and science improve health and transform lives at scale.

We envision a world where evidence-based policies, programs, and practices drive social change to save lives – millions at a time.

The Institute’s Global Programs

The W. H. Gates Sr. Institute organizes its work into six Global Programs, with Gender Equity cutting across all of them, to represent its strategic priorities going forward.

Cross-cutting Gender Equity ↗

rooted in our intersectional approach to global health

Research, Measurement, AND Data Monitoring ↗

driving the global family planning agenda forward

Demographic Futures, Population, AND Environment ↗

projections of climate and population change

Policy, Advocacy, AND Community-building ↗

prioritizing country-led collaborations

Next Generation Leaders ↗

cultivating the next generation of SRHR and gender equity experts

Best Practices Scale Up ↗

committed to locally-led and resourced SRHR programs

RECENT NEWS

Celebrating Advocacy Successes: Advance Family Planning’s Results Snapshot Now Available

Celebrating Advocacy Successes: Advance Family Planning’s Results Snapshot Now Available

From 2009 to 2023, the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative has made significant strides in family planning advocacy, securing vital policy and funding gains. Backed by nearly $100 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, AFP has effectively mobilized and sustained advocacy efforts, amplified advocates’ voices, and spread best practices globally.

EVENTS

EXPLORE OUR PLATFORMS & PARTNERSHIPS

The Challenge Initiative

The Challenge Initiative

Demographic Dividend

Demographic Dividend

Performance Monitoring for Action

Performance Monitoring for Action

International Conference on Family Planning

International Conference on Family Planning

SMART Advocacy

SMART Advocacy

AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action

AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action

120 Under 40: Next Generation of Family Planning Leaders

120 Under 40: Next Generation of Family Planning Leaders

PFRH Summer Institute in Data to Policy

PFRH Summer Institute in Data to Policy

Family Planning News Network

Family Planning News Network

Advance Family Planning

Advance Family Planning

Global Health Leadership Accelerator

Global Health Leadership Accelerator

Reproductive Health Centers of Excellence

Reproductive Health Centers of Excellence

Scholarship and Science

Reproductive Health Centers OF Excellence ↗

Empowering leaders, bridging gaps: Advancing population and reproductive health globally

Summer Institute in Data to Policy Bayer Scholars ↗

Designed to equip students with skills needed to understand population-based data and shape policy

Global Health Leadership Accelerator ↗

Intensive two-week leadership training, in the company of some of the brightest minds and most accomplished practitioners in public health

Legacy of W.H. Gates Sr. Institute

Honoring William H. Gates Sr.

William H. Gates Sr. has many profound legacies, but the one that resonates most with us is his investment in the vision that created the Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

A philanthropist, lawyer, and humanitarian, Mr. Gates Sr. had a profound influence in championing causes related to global equity and campaigns to address vaccine-preventable diseases, reduce infant mortality, promote reproductive health, and build schools.

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