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Council Commentary

Reducing Stigma and Discrimination to Achieve Global HIV Targets

World AIDS Day offers the global HIV community a timely opportunity to reflect upon our accomplishments, take stock of the challenges we face, and renew our commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic. This is especially important today given our challenge in meeting the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. These targets challenge the global community to ensure that by 2020,  90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90 percent of all people receiving ART will be virally suppressed.

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Council Commentary

Eunice Muthengi Wins 2016 Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Reach on Women (ICRW) recently awarded Population Council’s Eunice Muthengi with the 2016 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. 

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Council Commentary

World Breastfeeding Week: Leveraging the Use of Contraception to Optimize the Effects of Breastfeeding

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.

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