Achieving success with a multi-disciplinary approach
We address fundamental health and population concerns that impede social and economic development, such as unmet need for family planning, unintended pregnancy, child marriage, rapid population growth, high maternal mortality, HIV and AIDS transmission, and gender-based violence. Any one of these issues can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. On a large scale they can hinder the development of the world’s poor countries.
The Council’s biomedical, social science, and public health research delivers solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives. Approaching problems from multiple disciplines affords us fresh insights about how to address the most pressing issues. The diagram below shows the topics addressed by each of our programs.