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Link Up: Putting Young People First

More than three years ago, the global Link Up consortium—led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs—was launched with the broad mission of improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people (ages 10 to 24) in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Uganda. As the global research partner for the consortium, the Population Council was tasked with evaluating selected Link Up interventions, as well as generating evidence to inform thinking on critical issues affecting young key populations.

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Population Council Honors Dr. Armando Ahued

Yesterday, the Population Council recognized Dr. Armando Ahued, the Minister of Health of Mexico City, as a leader and champion for universal health care access for all. Dr. Ahued and his colleagues recently launched a new project called, El Médico en Tu Casa (doctor in your home) to offer medical services to those who do not traditionally visit medical centers on their own. The aim of the project is to remove inequalities and focus on the goal of achieving quality care to all in Mexico and beyond. The Population Councils thanks Dr. Ahued for his continued efforts to make these goals a reality. 

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The Council Welcomes New CFO, Eric Walker

The Population Council is thrilled to welcome Eric Walker as its new chief financial officer. Walker has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, financial and operations management, institutional capacity building, and systems development in international nonprofit organizations.

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Launch of the New Ending Eclampsia Website

The Ending Eclampsia project's website endingeclampsia.org, which launched this week, is just one way the project is enhancing access to, and proper use of, antihypertensives and magnesium sulfate for women with, or at risk of, developing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E). Complete with a Discussion Forum, Webinars, Global Coalition signup, and a Resources section that addresses the policy, health systems, and community bottlenecks and outlines opportunities, the website is a one-stop-shop for anyone focusing on reducing preventable deaths related to PE/E.

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International Maternal Health Day: The Need for Quality Care

It is no secret that women and girls have far less access to the quality health services they need.  The denial of their reproductive and maternal health rights can lead to maternal death and illness, unintended pregnancy, and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

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