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Women, Youth & Children

Promoting the health and well-being of women, children and youth

Our Impact

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  • 160M women, girls and youth with more rights and power
  • 21% of women harmed by another's drinking, research from our Alcohol Research Group showed
  • 10K+ healthcare internship hours worked by at-risk youth

Our Work

Policies and programs to support youth, children and women unlock economic advancement, educational opportunity and better health for communities around the globe. PHI addresses issues such as childhood obesity, asthma, and sexual and reproductive health. PHI has worked for a half century to empower women, youth and girls through research, advocacy, leadership programs, and organizational and professional development. Known for dynamic leadership in improving the health of women, children and youth, our work focuses on uncovering health disparities, understanding their causes and addressing them through evidence-based solutions.

PHI Priority

Building Health Equity

PHI’s Rise Up’s Girls Voices Initiative is creating a pipeline of girl leaders. In Kenya, 48 Rise Up girl leaders in the marginalized Maasai community implemented campaigns to end the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation and to reduce girls’ dropout rates from school. A new budget line in the Lagos state of Nigeria increased government funding to provide free adolescent and maternal health services across the State, protecting the health and rights of 400,000 girls and women.

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The last few years have been immensely challenging for communities around the globe—in some cases, setting back public health gains by years or decades. But these last few years have also demonstrated what works: Sustained investments in communities, health and equity, and policy change to support them. Now is the time to strengthen these successes, to ensure that no community falls behind.

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