One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa, or nearly 148 million, will live on less than $1.90 per day in 2030, according to new projections in a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) cited by Reuters.
In honor of Women's Equality Day, First Republic interviewed Population Council President Julia Bunting about her experience and how the Council is helping empower girls and women around the world.
The Lancet HIV featured a Comment by Population Council experts that proposes a new framework for enhancing informed choice, effective use, and quality service provision around PrEP for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Sanyukta Mathur, Nanlesta Pilgrim and Julie Pulerwitz write that PrEP offers an opportunity for AGYW to access a promising new prevention technology
The Population Council's Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents (BALIKA) program was featured in the Dhaka Tribune. The op-ed discussed how empowering adolescent girls with digital knowledge and access to technology could help foster gender equality.
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.