InsideNGO honored Samir Souidi, Enterprise Systems/Software Architect at Population Council, with its 2016 Excellence Award in Information Technology at its annual conference, Achieving Global Impact, in Washington, DC, last evening.
Council research provides evidence on how to reach youth and other at-risk populations with high-quality HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support
COPENHAGEN (16 May 2016) ― Population Council experts will highlight new evidence and perspectives on reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and adolescent girl empowerment this week at Women Deliver. The Population Council is a globally recognized nonprofit organization, conducting research to address critical health and development challenges.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (4 May 2016) — This week at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, experts from the Population Council presented on five topics: the need for investment in family planning research and development, the impact of family planning on maternal mortality, male contraceptives, new user-controlled family planning methods, and contraception during lactation. The focus of this year’s congress was Contraception: from molecular biology to social science and politics.
Researchers will present 18 studies on important health and development issues.
New research presented by the Population Council shows that programs that educate girls, teach them about their rights and build skills for modern livelihoods can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by up to one-third in Bangladesh. This is the first rigorously evaluated study to provide evidence on approaches to delay child marriage in a region where two out of three girls is married before the legal age of 18.
NEW YORK (16 March 2016) — The Population Council announces the appointment of two new board members: Dr. Jeffrey M. Spieler, an internationally recognized reproductive health expert with over four decades of experience in the field, and Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Multipurpose Gel Could Protect Women and Men Against HIV, HSV and HPV
NEW YORK (22 February 2016) – The results of ASPIRE and the interim results from IPM-027 represent encouraging steps forward in HIV prevention for women. The dapivirine ring cut HIV infection risk by more than one third in women older than 21. For women 21 and younger, there was no significant reduction in HIV risk.
New Research Highlights Need to Scale-Up and Increase Access to Family Planning, Integration of Health Services, Development of Next-Generation Technologies, and Use of Evidence in Family Planning Policies
NEW YORK (21 January 2016)—Population Council experts will present findings from more than 30 studies on sexual and reproductive health and rights at the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia (January 25–28, 2016). The Population Council is a globally recognized nonprofit organization, conducting research to address critical health and development challenges.