The Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability is a collaboration of students, faculty, researchers, and staff working to improve maternal health and address the impact of population on global public health and the environment. The Center is located at the University of California, Berkeley, and works closely with leaders of U.S. and international-based organizations, as well as government officials throughout Africa and Asia. It is dedicated to developing innovations to improve reproductive health in resource-poor settings, including reliable health information systems, local access to essential technologies and guidelines for prioritizing interventions to maximize health impact. The Bixby Center supports the implementation of family planning and maternal health programs and seeks to improve the health outcomes of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and their families.
The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability is dedicated to efforts to achieve slower population growth, improve maternal health, and address the unmet need for family planning within a human rights framework. The Bixby Center seeks to improve the health outcomes of world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and their families.
Worldwide there is an unacceptably high unmet need for family planning due to considerable barriers that prevent women from accessing contraception. Meeting this need will make possible a healthier, more prosperous, ecologically sustainable, and less divided world.
We envision a world where each country has a successful and sustainable family planning system where each person is able to make the right contraceptive choice at the right time consistent with their needs.
- Conduct innovative, timely and conclusive research
- Synthesize and share what we know with the world
- Provide technical assistance to governments, NGOs, and donors to strengthen and optimize family planning systems