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
When The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC) embarked on a journey to scale up evidence-based family planning approaches in poor urban areas, it looked to practices that yielded results in the past.
Throughout their lives, men – just like women – have a variety of reproductive needs. As a result, they are not only critical in supporting their partners’ use of contraceptives but also contraceptive users and advocates themselves.
Please join The Challenge Initiative at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, as we promote scaling up access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls living in urban slums.