WCD SUPPORTED BY

WCD is supported by a coalition of 12 international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health.

POPULATION COUNCIL

Headquarters

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA

POPULATION COUNCIL

DESCRIPTION
The Population Council confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, the Council works with its partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.

Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York, the Council is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization governed by an international board of trustees.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
In developing countries, governments and civil society organizations seek the Council’s help to understand and overcome obstacles to health and development. Additionally, the Council works in developed countries, using state-of-the-art biomedical science to develop new contraceptives and products to potentially prevent the transmission of HIV.

For more than 50 years, the Council has been a leader in first-rate research on a broad range of population issues. The Council is unique in combining excellence in demographic studies, operations research, technical assistance, basic research on reproductive physiology, and the development of new contraceptives. In addition, the Council helps to improve the research capacity of reproductive and population scientists in developing countries through grants, fellowships, and support of research centers.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE OF WORK
The Population Council conducts research and programs in more than 50 countries. The New York headquarters supports a global network of offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.