Population and Reproductive Health

Making Quality Matter

Knowledge. Choices. Power.

Every woman and girl—no matter where she lives in the world—has the right to live with dignity and have a voice in decisions that affect her life.

When it comes to sexual and reproductive health, too many women and girls are denied their rights, deprived of a voice, and silenced by stigma and fear. The Packard Foundation supports visionary providers, advocates, and researchers working to ensure every individual’s right to quality care. Change of this kind requires creative thinking and risk-taking. Through our Quality Innovation Challenge, we support innovative ideas to improve quality in sexual and reproductive health and empower women and girls in new ways.

During the 2013 International Conference in Family Planning (ICFP), the Packard Foundation launched its first global challenge to support innovative ideas to improve quality in reproductive health. Following a competitive selection process, nine organizations were awarded grants of up to $100,000 to implement their innovations. During the 2016 ICFP, the Foundation will again host its Quality Innovation Challenge to seed projects across the globe to improve quality across the continuum of care.

Girls’ Choice Ice Cream Project


An Online Peer Education and Family Planning Counseling Forum


Using Mobile Health Applications to Improve Family Planning Services

Family Planning

Sema Nasi- "Talk to Us": Empowering Clients and Improving Quality Through Innovative Mobile Technology in Family Planning Services

Family Planning

A Scale to Measure Quality of Provider-Client Interactions at the Time of Contraceptive Method Selection

Family Planning

Improving Measurement of the Quality of Reproductive Health Care

Family Planning, Abortion Care, Youth

Amplifying Client Feedback to Enhance Quality of Care

Family Planning, Youth

Improving Family Planning Counseling Through Task Shifting and Use of Mobile Technology

Family Planning

Vijana - "Youth", Minds Up: Increasing Awareness, Availability, and Quality of Family Planning Services for Youth


Grants 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.


Innovations to improve quality in comprehensive sexuality education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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