Until governments adequately support family planning and reproductive health, these services will never reach the many women, men, and young people around the world whose chances for improved health and well-being depend on them.
To this end, the Packard Foundation’s Global subprogram of Population and Reproductive Health mobilizes policies, resources, and political will to increase support for family planning and reproductive health—particularly for women and young people—in both donor nations and key developing countries. We also support programs that expand women’s access to abortion services through research and advocacy.
Specifically, this includes initiatives that:
- Track the status and impact of funding for family planning and reproductive health services in specific countries or globally
- Support the efforts of non-governmental organizations, especially those in key developing countries, to make the case for reproductive health funding and to monitor how it is being used
- Equip women leaders and their networks with the information, knowledge, and skills needed to advocate for improved family planning, and reproductive health financing and policies, and
- Research and advocate for broader access to safe, legal abortion and post-abortion care in developing countries.
We fund non-governmental organizations and networks. While we coordinate and work closely with public sector stakeholders, we generally do not fund governmental institutions.
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