Population and Reproductive Health
Despite declining fertility rates in many countries, the world's population is projected to reach 7 billion people by 2011, only 12 years after reaching 6 billion in 1999. Almost all of this growth is in poor countries which have few resources to cope with rapid population expansion and the consequences of global climate change. High birth rates combined with inadequate health services, family poverty, the HIV epidemic, and women's social position also lead to high rates of maternal mortality, birth injury, and poor sexual and reproductive health in many low income countries. These problems ripple outward to affect all areas of the economy and society.
Although daunting, these problems are not insoluble, as the experience of the past 50 years has shown. The goals of the Bixby Center are: (1) to promote and support research and applied programs to make safe contraception and reproductive health services available to everyone, (2) to disseminate information on population and reproductive health, and (3) to train public health professionals who will be future leaders in this important area.
CLICK HERE FOR BIXBY MAIN EVENTS CALENDAR
Please visit us again for upcoming events