The Population Council remains committed to developing and evaluating interventions that serve to protect the health and lives of pregnant women, new mothers, and their babies. We believe that a healthier future depends on reaching the most vulnerable and underserved individuals with high-quality care. Our projects focus on three critical areas of need: safe pregnancy, antenatal, and delivery care; postpartum maternal care; and newborn and infant health. We work to ensure that women and their children have access to the care they need. This includes developing sustainable methods for increasing access to and use of maternal/newborn healthcare by expanding the range of services available, decentralizing services to the community level, and evaluating strategies to improve the effectiveness of service delivery. Through our research, we provide policy and programmatic guidance for strategies that offer comprehensive care targeted to women’s individual needs.