The Challenge Initiative – A New Model for Urban Reproductive Health
The Challenge Initiative is led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative represents an exciting new approach to providing life-saving reproductive health and family planning information and services to individuals, families and communities, building on the demonstrated success of the Gates Foundation’s Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI).
News from the Initiative
ASHAs in India are building relationships with family decision-makers to promote family planning among young first-time mothers.
In Nigeria, TCI set out to bridge the gap between just making referrals to family planning services and successfully completing those referrals.
Underutilized budgets were used to transform urban primary health centers in Mathura, India, lifting up the staff's confidence and morale.