Following is a list of other Reproductive
Health Web Sites you might find useful:
Global Reproductive Health Forum
The Global Reproductive Health Forum @ Harvard (GRHF) aims to encourage the
proliferation of critical, democratic discussions about reproductive health,
rights, and gender on the net.
Center for Population and Development Studies
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies aims to advance
understanding of world
population issues through collaborative research, publications, and
Hopkins Population Communication Services (PCS)
for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Centre for Population Studies (CPS) is a research unit within the
Department of Epidemiology & Population Health of the London School of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. CPS is engaged in the measurement and
explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify
them. The Centre is active in research both on Britain and Europe and on the
demography of developing countries.
Population Research at Princeton University
The Office of Population Research at Princeton University is the oldest
population research center in the country. Founded in 1936, it has trained
112 students who received doctoral degrees and more than 100 others who
received one-year professional training. Many of these alumni occupy
important professional positions in developing countries; others are on
university faculties in this country and abroad.
of Population Study or Research Centers
Postgraduate Training Programmes in International Health. Health training is
Medicus Mundi Switzerland's internet inventory of postgraduate training
opportunities. The website provides comprehensive information on
postgraduate training and further education in the field of International
and Health Surveys/Macro International
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program is one of the world's
largest primary sources of information on women, men and their families in
Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded primarily by USAID,
DHS has been collaborating with developing country institutions since 1984
in conducting national surveys on fertility, family planning, maternal and
child health and household living conditions. The DHS program is implemented
by Macro International Inc. in Calverton, Maryland.
Planned Parenthood Federation
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) links national
autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 150 countries
worldwide. It is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and is the
largest voluntary organization in the world to be concerned with family
planning and sexual and reproductive health.
Pathfinder International, a nonprofit organization, works with institutions
all over the world to create and improve access to the fullest possible
range of quality information and services to enable individuals and couples
to make reproductive health choices.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental
institution that seeks to improve the wellbeing 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. The
Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and
helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in
1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New
York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices.
PRB is dedicated to providing timely, objective information on U.S. and
international population trends. We inform policymakers, the media, and
concerned citizens working in the public interest about the demographic
trends that shape our world. PRB is a nonprofit, nonadvocacy organization.
Sciences for Health/ Family Planning Management Development
- Population, Health and Nutrition
USAID supports Population, Health and Nutrition (PHN) programs in over 67
countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern
Europe. Programs focus on family planning, child survival, prevention of
HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, maternal health and
nutrition, and health system reforms. This site also provides Population,
Health and Nutrition links.
Bureau of the Census
For information on population trends and characteristics, a useful source of
information is the International Database (IDB), maintained by the U.S.
Bureau of the Census. The IDB has information on 40 demographic variables,
such as population, urban/rural split, religious affiliation, etc., for
every country in the world. The information runs as far back as 1950, and
projects out to 2050. It is available by country, and multiple countries can
be run at once.
Features global and regional projects in Anglophone and Francophone Africa
and Latin America; Information on maternal health, sexual and
reproductive health, adolescent health, family planning, unsafe abortion,
and violence against women; Jobs and internships; Index of over 40
Conference Home page
The United Nations International Conference on Population andDevelopment (ICPD)
was held from 5-13 September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. During this two week
period world leaders, high ranking officials, representatives of
non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies gathered to agree
on a Programme of Action.
In 1995, UNFPA provided support to 150 countries, 45 in sub-Saharan Africa,
34 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 42 in Asia and the Pacific, and 29 in
the Arab States and Europe. Since 1969 the Fund has provided a total of $3.4
billion to virtually all developing countries. UNFPA directly manages one
fourth of the world's population assistance to developing countries. In
addition, UNFPA provides a multilateral channel through which donors can
direct bilateral population assistance to recipient countries for specific
programmes or projects.
Bank: Population and reproductive health articles and working papers
Population and Development from Africa (POPIN-Africa)
Center for Women
Population DivisionWorld Population Estimates and Projections The
United Nations Population Division biennially prepares the official United
Nations population estimates and projections for countries, their urban and
rural areas, and their major cities for all countries and areas of the
world. These population estimates and projections provide the standard and
consistent set of population figures which are used throughout the United
Nations system as the basis for activities requiring population information
as an input.