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.

 HAPPENING NOW: FPNN Reporting Live from Malawi 19–25 May 2024

Tune into coverage from the Family Planning News Network (FPNN) live from Lilongwe, Malawi for the ninth African Population Conference under the theme of “Road to 2030: Leveraging Africa’s human capital to achieve transformation in a world of uncertainty.”

As a community-powered family planning and reproductive health media network hosted by the William H. Gates Sr. Institute, FPNN uncovers and uplifts stories from around the world.

The Institute’s Global Programs

The W. H. Gates Sr. Institute organizes its work into five 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

WHGI Director Jose “Oying” Rimon Quoted on Falling Birthrates in New Wall Street Journal Article

WHGI Director Jose “Oying” Rimon Quoted on Falling Birthrates in New Wall Street Journal Article

Jose “Oying” Rimon, Director of the William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, was recently quoted in an article from the Wall Street Journal titled, “Suddenly There Aren’t Enough Babies. The Whole World Is Alarmed.” The article explores the social, economic, and geopolitical consequences of falling birthrates across countries.

EVENTS

W.H. Gates Institute Attends PAA 2024

W.H. Gates Institute Attends PAA 2024

William H. Gates Sr. Institute (WHGI) affiliates—namely from Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA)—are presenting at the 2024 Population Association of America Annual Meeting (PAA) from 17–20 April 2024 in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, PAA brings together demographers...

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

Featured Institute Resource

The Power of Advocacy

Advance Family Planning’s (AFP) impact report, The Power of Advocacy, marks the culmination of 13 years of family planning advocacy across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The report traces AFP’s history, approach, and impact.

Fueled by a diverse network of dedicated advocates, AFP partners achieved 3,454 hard-fought advocacy wins at every level of government, potentially benefiting more than 190 million women of reproductive age since 2009.

AFP mobilized US $185.7 million in funding for family planning since 2012. Over 309 Organizations in at least 42 countries are using AFP’s advocacy approach, SMART Advocacy. There are now at least 677 Individuals with the capacity to use and diffuse SMART Advocacy

The Power of Advocacy report also shares recommendations to maintain and grow family planning advocacy well beyond the life of the initiative, which ends in 2023.

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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