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New GIRL Center to Shape Research and Investments on What Works to Improve Girls’ Lives

NEW YORK, NY, June 28—The Population Council today announced the launch of the Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center, a new global research and thought leadership hub that will generate, synthesize, and translate evidence on adolescent girls. Led by Thoai Ngo, Ph.D., director of the Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, the Center seeks to direct strategic investment into solutions proven to transform the lives of adolescent girls. 

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Council Commentary

Advancing respectful maternity care in Kenya: a comprehensive approach

Kenya was among the countries honored last week during the World Health Organization's annual World Health Assembly for its contributions to enhancing respectful maternity care. The celebration, hosted by the East, Central and Southern African Health Community, followed years of research, partnership, and advocacy spearheaded by the Population Council.

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Population Council Presents New Analyses on Girls’ Education, Rights-Based Family Planning, and Men’s Use of Contraception at Population Association of America Annual Meeting

CHIGACO, ILLINOIS (April 26, 2017) — Population Council experts will present 23 abstracts on key health and development issues at the Population Association of America (PAA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago from April 27-29. The annual meeting gathers more than 2,000 demographers, public health experts, sociologists, economists, scholarly publishers, and students to examine the latest population trends and topics in the US and around the world.

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