Women, Youth & Children
Promoting the health and well-being of women, children and youth
- 135M 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
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.
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.