In a studio video interview with Devex’s Sophie Edwards, Population Council president Julia Bunting explores changes within the US political landscape and its potential impact on global health and development.
The Population Council expresses its sorrow at the passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away Sunday. Dr. Osotimehin made tremendous contributions to global health as a defender and champion of the health and rights of women, girls and families around the world.
The Population Council congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his election as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health (2005-2012) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012-2016). He will become the first person from Africa to lead the agency.
Kenya was among the countries honored last week during the World Health Organization's annual World Health Assembly for its contributions to enhancing respectful maternity care. The celebration, hosted by the East, Central and Southern African Health Community, followed years of research, partnership, and advocacy spearheaded by the Population Council.
CHIGACO, ILLINOIS (April 26, 2017) — Population Council experts will present 23 abstracts on key health and development issues at the Population Association of America (PAA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago from April 27-29. The annual meeting gathers more than 2,000 demographers, public health experts, sociologists, economists, scholarly publishers, and students to examine the latest population trends and topics in the US and around the world.
In the Bihar state of India, 43 percent of women experience intimate partner violence, often fuelled by inequitable gender norms. However, limited evidence exists on what works to change these beliefs and behaviors and reduce harmful practices.
In a feature for Slate, Christina Cauterucci addresses the recent decision to cut US funding for UNFPA and examines the potential impact on vulnerable adolescent girls in Guatemala.