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Council Commentary

Population Council Fellow: Nguyen To Nhu

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Nguyen To Nhu was a young medical officer in Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, when she was accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) Master’s degree program in Public Health.

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Council Commentary

Population Council Fellow: Satvika Chalasani

Dr. Satvika Chalasani first learned about the Population Council when she was a PhD candidate at the Pennsylvania State University, working with Prof. John Casterline—then a professor of Sociology and Demography and a former Senior Associate at the Population Council.  

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Research Spotlight

The Prevalence of Domestic Servitude Among Child Domestic Workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

It is estimated that there are 17.2 million child domestic workers globally, most of whom are girls. Research related to this marginalized group is limited, with most at a small scale or subsumed in other topics, such as domestic workers generally.

The dearth of evidence limits awareness about girls in such circumstances and inhibits the design and implementation of context-appropriate policy and program responses. 

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From Our Journals

The World at 8 Billion

According to the United Nations, the world’s population reached 8 billion people on 15 November 2022. What are the implications of adding one billion people into the world in just twelve years?

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Council Commentary

Population Council Fellow: Moira O’Bryan

Dr. Moira O'Bryan became “hooked on science” during her Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, which supported young reproductive scientists to work on contraceptive development at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) at Rockefeller University in New York. After obtaining her PhD in immunology and reproductive biology in 1994, she spent three years at CBR studying endocrinology of male fertility.  

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Council Commentary

Population Council Fellow: Sohail Agha

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Sohail Agha’s academic pursuits led him to a doctoral program in Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During this time, he studied with public health pioneer Prof. Henry Mosely, a former Population Council Associate, who developed the framework for child survival programs in Indonesia and Kenya.

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