NPR reports on the persistence of the HIV epidemic despite extensive efforts to curb new infections. The Council’s Julie Pulerwitz notes that efforts to prevent HIV have not been successful in reaching some of the most vulnerable populations.
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.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Women Around the World blog posted a Q&A with the Council’s Judith Bruce and Dr. Holly Atkinson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, members of the Girls in Emergencies Consortium. The piece discusses the elevated risks adolescent girls face during humanitarian emergencies and strategies to reduce their vulnerabilities.
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.
Young women with university degrees are five times more likely to be unemployed than young men in Egypt, according to new Population Council research on gender disparity in access to higher education.
The Population Council mourns the passing of Werner Holzer, a leading German journalist and a former Trustee of the Population Council. Holzer died after a short illness on Monday, November 14 at the age of 90.
Studies in Family Planning is pleased to announce a new article type to be included in the journal beginning in 2017: Data Papers.
NEW YORK (November 8) — The Population Council awarded David Coleman and Helen Epstein with the 2016 Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences. The award was presented at a reception at the Population Council in New York on Monday, November 7.