Mission: To improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.
Programs: Reproductive health (rh): the population council's reproductive health program works to improve the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations in developing countries. Staff members develop and introduce new contraceptives and means to prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections, help formulate evidence-based policies, and evaluate innovations in service delivery. For more information see schedule o.
hiv and aids (hiv): the population council takes a broad and comprehensive approach to hiv prevention, care, and treatment. The hiv and aids program encompasses basic research in immunology; development and introduction of a safe, effective microbicide; social science and health-related research to better understand the social and behavioral aspects of hiv and aids; and the development, evaluation, and scale-up of effective service-delivery models. For more information see schedule o.
poverty, gender & youth (pgy): through the poverty, gender, and youth (pgy) program, population council staff members seek to understand and address the social dimensions of poverty, the causes and consequences of gender inequality, the disparities in opportunity that arise during adolescence, and the critical requirements for reaching a successful, productive adulthood in developing countries. For more information see schedule o.