Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health

Safeguarding Health for Mothers and Families

A family cannot be economically healthy if it is not physically healthy.

CARE for Moms

Learn how CARE is giving mothers the interventions they need to get an education, raise healthier and better-educated children, develop their own sources of income and become leaders in their communities.

Our Technical Expertise

See the tools, approaches, research, and projects on Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health that CARE uses in more than 40 countries around the world

Share Your Voice

CARE works around the world to influence policies to ensure that safe pregnancy and birth are A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.

For more than 50 years, CARE has worked in countries with some of the highest maternal mortality rates and some of the highest unmet need for family planning services. CARE believes that access to sexual, reproductive and maternal health is both a fundamental right and critical development issue. CARE has sexual, reproductive and maternal health programming in over 40 countries.  CARE works to improve health and reduce maternal and newborn mortality by increasing and improving the coverage, quality and equity of health services available to women, children and families, and affecting policies to ensure safe pregnancy and birth are a basic human right. With a focus on poor and marginalized women and girls, and on the inequalities that exist at all levels, CARE works to fight gender inequality and strengthen women’s voices; promote inclusive governance and meaningful participation; and increase resilience in both humanitarian and development settings.

Our Approaches

CARE’s Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health and Rights program works with communities, health systems and governance structures to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children and their families.

Our Projects

CARE believes that access to quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health (SRMH) is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. Take a look at the projects where we are supporting these rights.

Innovation

It’s not just about CARE’s history.  We work to stay on the cutting edge of sexual, reproductive, and maternal health, and are always piloting new ideas and programs.  Check out our newest work.

Leadership

CARE is a leader in sexual, reproductive and maternal health programming and serves as an active member and participant in several global processes to influence standards and norms around family planning, maternal health and reproductive rights.