Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain, deputy director of the Council-led Ending Eclampsia project, wrote about the current state of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and treatment for the Maternal Health Task Force Blog.
The Council addresses FGM/C as a human rights abuse and a contributor to gender inequality. Our FGM/C program advances multidisciplinary and multinational efforts needed to eliminate this harmful practice in many countries. Salma Abou Hussein, who works in the Population Council’s Egypt office, spoke with L’Orient Le Jour about female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt.
As we commemorate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2016), let’s take a moment to recognize the importance of breastfeeding for mothers, babies and families around the world. Breastfeeding contributes greatly to early childhood development with many short- and long term nutritional benefits for infants and children. It also benefits the mothers, providing stronger protection against certain cancers and other health risks. It also helps to delay additional pregnancies acting as an effective contraceptive in the first six months.
Julie Pulerwitz, Director of Social and Operations Research in the Council’s HIV and AIDS program, spoke with NewsDeeply’s Women & Girls Hub at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. She discussed girls’ and women’s increased vulnerability to HIV, and how reaching this key population is critical to ending the epidemic.
Council research provides evidence on how to reach youth and other at-risk populations with high-quality HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support