Collaborations across academic, governmental, nonprofit and philanthropic communities are key to improving women’s health around the world. The Women and Health Initiative (W&HI) partners with relevant stakeholders both within and outside of Harvard University whose focus and activities center on women and health. The W&HI has a number of projects at various stages designed to improve women’s health through research, knowledge dissemination and training. Click on any of the projects below to learn more:

Access to Evidence and Information

Improving Maternal Health Measurement Capacity and Use (IMHM)

Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality

The Lancet Commission on Women and Health

Education, Training and Mentorship

Courses at the Harvard Chan School

Summer Internships in Maternal Health at the Chan School


Improving Maternal Health Measurement Capacity and Use

Gender Based Violence in Jordan

Understanding and Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Jordanian and Syrian Youth

Women and the Global Health Workforce


Addressing Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in Maternal Health

Completed Projects