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Council Commentary

Population Council Fellow: Ashish Bajracharya

Dr. Ashish Bajracharya, a social demographer from Nepal, sought opportunities to expand his international experience after completing his PhD in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University. He was accepted into the Fred H. Bixby Fellowship program—which matched early-career social and biomedical scientists from low- and middle-income countries with experienced Population Council mentors. 

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Population Council Fellow: Dr. Yongmei Huang

Trained as an obstetrician–gynecologist in China, Dr. Yongmei Huang’s professional goal was to become a medical scientist. She completed her PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and sought out a postdoctoral fellowship program abroad to advance her training and ability to publish in English-language scholarly journals.

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Population Council Fellow: Dr. Jacob Adetunji

Dr. Jacob Adetunji, a Nigeria-born American demographer, began his global health career nearly 30 years ago when he was selected as a Population Council Social Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

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Research Spotlight

Investing in Younger Adolescent Girls in Kenya Leads to Long-term Sustained Improvements in Education and Health: What We Know Six Years After the Start of the Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya

Investing in Younger Adolescent Girls in Kenya Leads to Long-term Sustained Improvements in Education and Health: What We Know Six Years After the Start of the Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya

Adolescent girls in Kenya and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa face a myriad of vulnerabilities including household poverty, violence, limited education opportunities, and a lack of economic opportunities and independence. 

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Council Commentary

The Test for TES: Data, Evidence, and Accountability

The Transforming Education Summit (TES) was an inspiring reminder of the energy and commitment of the global education community. It remains to be seen, however, whether TES was indeed transformative.

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Press Releases

Population Council Completes Asset Purchase Agreement from the International Partnership for Microbicides, Acquiring the Monthly Dapivirine Ring and Other HIV Prevention Technologies

New York, NY (October 4, 2022)—The Population Council, a global nonprofit research organization and developer of sexual and reproductive health pharmaceuticals, announced the completion of an asset purchase agreement between the Council and the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), a nonprofit organization that develops HIV prevention technologies.  

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