Quality Innovation Challenge

Access to quality sexual reproductive health care is a fundamental right for every woman and girl, no matter where she lives in the world.

Quality reproductive health care is woman-centered. It means:

  • Knowledge. She understands her body and feels empowered to keep herself healthy with accurate, unbiased information about sexuality and reproductive health.
  • Choices. She gets care that is centered around her life and goals—and decides whether and when to have children, chooses from a full range of contraceptive options, and can obtain safe and legal abortion and follow-up care without stigma or interference.
  • Power. She shapes her own destiny—making decisions about her health and wellbeing that empower her at home, at the clinic, and in the community.

Our grantees provide access to comprehensive information, services, and skills that help women and girls—and the men and boys in their lives—secure their right to the quality sexual and reproductive health care they want, need, and deserve.

The Quality Innovation Challenge supports visionary and youth-led innovators, providers, advocates, and researchers who are courageous in their pursuit to advance everyone’s right to quality sexual and reproductive health care.

The Packard Foundation launched the fourth Quality Innovation Challenge at the International Conference on Family Planning in Pattaya, Thailand in 2022. The theme was “Bringing Quality Care Closer to All” with the goal of identifying new projects and approaches to contribute to equitable access to quality Reproductive Health (RH) information and services.

Out of the 94 applicants, nine organizations were selected for funding which represent a range of local and international entities working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These innovations exemplify creative time-bound interventions across different health contexts that have the potential to influence the policy and service delivery environment and/or demonstrate effective models and approaches for replication elsewhere, with particular emphasis on engaging historically underserved populations.

The Foundation has supported Quality Innovation Challenges at the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda in 2018, Nusa Dua, Indonesia in 2016 and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013. Thus far, the Foundation has made 36 grants totaling $2.8 million to fund innovations sourced at ICFP meetings.

Grants Awards are made in the following categories:

  • Family Planning/Contraception: Innovations to improve quality of family planning/contraception.
  • Abortion Care: Innovations to improve quality of abortion care.
  • Youth: Innovations to improve quality in comprehensive sexuality education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Quality Innovation Challenge Awardees