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New Population Council Research Highlights Strategies to Accelerate Family Planning Access and Quality at ICFP 2018

This week, more than 40 Population Council staff from 12 countries are presenting research finding that advances access to quality family planning services and products at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda. Co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, ICFP 2018 is bringing together thousands from the family planning community to share best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course forward. 

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Population Council to Determine Feasibility of Fast-Tracking Oral Contraceptive Multipurpose Prevention Technology (cMPT) Development

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (November 14, 2018)  ̶  The Population Council has received initial funding from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to assess the feasibility of combining oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention with an oral contraceptive into a single pill, which women would take once a day.

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The Population Council’s Régine Sitruk-Ware Named By TIME Magazine As One of 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018

The Population Council’s Régine Sitruk-Ware Named By TIME Magazine As One of 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018
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New York, NY, 18 Oct. 2018 – Régine Sitruk-Ware, MD, distinguished scientist at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, has been named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018. Dr. Sitruk-Ware is being recognized for her research and leadership, which led to the recent U.S. FDA approval of Annovera™ (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), the first and only contraceptive that provides an entire year of protection against unintended pregnancy while fully under a woman’s control. 

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New Research on Griffithisin and Carageenan to Prevent HIV and STIs Published in Nature Communications

September 24, 2018 – New research by the Population Council and partners shows that it may be possible to formulate a discreet, convenient, and woman-controlled multi-purpose technology to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with limited risk of cross-resistance to antiretrovirals (ARV). This research published today in Nature Communications tests the non-antiretroviral agents, griffithsin (GRFT) and carrageenan (CG), in a fast-dissolving vaginal insert in rhesus macaques and mice.

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Council Commentary

Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

The Population Council is co-hosting a seminar series exploring the links between people and their environments in our fast-changing global landscape. Convened in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), and the UN Population Division, this seminar series will feature key experts from the fields of demography, climate and public health sharing insights on their interdisciplinary work to measure and solve climate related challenges.

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