214 million women in developing countries
have an unmet need for contraception, and millions of adolescent women undergo unsafe abortions each year
99% of maternal deaths
and over 85% of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries.
Gender inequities
Young women are twice as likely to acquire HIV as their male counterparts

Our Mission

 

Our goal is for Duke to become a leader in global reproductive health, fostering expertise on policies, programs, and innovations in reproductive health through rigorous research, education and strong relationships with partner countries. We will do this by convening faculty, researchers, students, and advocates to address the key policy, cultural and reproductive health issues that impact women’s well-being and empowerment around the world.

To make this happen, we will:

  • Share our work
  • Cultivate new collaborations
  • Inform on domestic and global reproductive health issues
  • Inspire and build the next generation of global reproductive health leaders

Who We Are

 

Featured News

Learn more about our field office based in Kisumu, Kenya.

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Teammate Spotlight

This month we sat down to talk with  Sandra Oketch about her work in reproductive health.

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Let’s Talk About It

Duke students, researchers, and faculty describe their work and their thoughts about important global reproductive health issues.

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