MIT Technology Review reports on the new male hormonal contraceptive gel developed by the Population Council in collaboration with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) advancing to Phase II clinical trials.
The Population Council announces the appointment of leading South African AIDS researcher, Salim S. Abdool Karim, to the Council Board of Trustees. Dr. Karim, a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist is the Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), CAPRISA Professor of Global health at Columbia University in New York and Honorary Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Recently, efforts to develop multi-purpose technologies (MPTs) have hit important milestones. At the New York Times "Women in the World," Pamela M. Norick details the Population Council's first in-human trial of griffithsin, a naturally occuring protein as one of the many exciting developments by intrepid doctors and scientists in the ongoing effort to prevent HIV.
In Tanzania, there are 1.4 million people living with HIV (4.7% prevalence). While the country has made incredible strides in addressing the epidemic, adolescent girls and young women continue to be disproportionately affected by and vulnerable to HIV: HIV prevalence triples from age 15-19 to age 20-24 from 1.3% to 4.4%.
In 1953, the Population Council awarded fellowships to its first class of promising young graduate students for advanced training in demography. Today, thousands of former Council staff and researchers are making an impact in global health and development around the world.
How can we protect vulnerable communities from HIV? How does quality of care impact health outcomes?
Many of the ideas and perspectives that seem self-evident today in fact first emerged from an observation, question or insight that challenged accepted norms years ago.
Since our founding, asking bold questions and delivering rigorous evidence to improve health and well-being has been at the heart of the Population Council. Our research has addressed critical health and development issues, from slowing the spread of HIV and AIDS to putting women and girls at the center of global development.
This November, we are proud to turn 65 and to reflect on some of our exciting contributions. We’re celebrating 65 years of Ideas, Evidence, and Impact and the collective efforts that have made this world a better place.
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — More than 60 new analyses from the Population Council will elevate the scientific discourse on critical health and development issues this week at the 2017 International Population Conference (IPC) in South Africa, with a particular focus on the risks and realities faced by adolescents.