Reproductive Health

Fellows Tackle Reproductive Health

June 5, 2019  • Institute Staff

Last February in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Institute’s New Voices Fellowship, which helps experts from developing countries become more powerful advocates, recently launched a new, three-year initiative focused on sexual and reproductive health. Over the next three years, a new cohort of fellows will lead the global push toward greater sexual and reproductive health and rights. These 30 frontline heroes include a former Ugandan sex worker who founded a group that connects sex workers to job training and health care, a Guatemalan doctor who fights for access to contraception and family planning, and a demographer from Niger who shows how the population in one of Africa’s poorest countries will quadruple by 2050 unless the nation implements stronger family planning. All fellows will meet in Aspen, Colorado, at Aspen Ideas: Health, where they will share their stories at an event, Undaunted, on June 21.