The Gates Institute (GI) envisions a world where population-based science and evidence are discovered, developed and translated to improve the lives of all through universal and equitable access to family planning and reproductive health. GI believes that the only way to achieve sustainable progress in family planning and reproductive health – progress that actually translates into empowerment and choice for women – is through evidence-informed practice and policy that is driven at the country level. They envision an evidence driven world where all persons can make informed reproductive health decisions and have access to services to realize their choices.
Partners and Coalitions
The Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), collaborates with health leaders at all levels to improve leadership, management and governance practices to create stronger health systems and improved health for all, including some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Through embracing the principles of country ownership, gender equity, and evidence-driven approaches, the LMG seeks to create a world in which those who manage, lead and govern are understood and highly valued, and where inspired leadership, sound management, and transparent governance lead to better health outcomes.
LMG is made of a consortium of partners led by Management Sciences for Health, a global health nonprofit organization that uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is an alliance of more than 700 organizations in 77 countries from the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities, as well as health influencing sectors. The Partnership provides a platform for organizations to align objectives, strategies and resources, and agree on interventions to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health. The Coalition brings together diverse agencies and groups with critical roles in providing contraceptives and other reproductive health supplies. These include multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, governments, civil society, and private-sector representatives.
Youth Health and Rights Coalition (YHRC)
The YHRC is comprised of advocates and implementers who, in collaboration with young people and adult allies, are working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights and health of adolescents and youth around the world. The YHRC advocates with key decision makers to prioritize funding and support for comprehensive adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive rights and health policies and practices. Our goal is to ensure young people in the developing world have the sexual and reproductive rights and health information, tools, commodities, and quality services necessary to make healthy and informed choices about their own lives.