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Sharing Progress on the Population Council’s Agenda for Change

It’s been two years since the Population Council launched our Agenda for Change—a commitment to becoming an antiracist organization and addressing wider issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Today, we continue to make progress, address challenges, and expand our efforts. In an ongoing commitment to foster transparency and accountability, we are sharing what we’ve learned since our one-year update, and where we see ourselves headed in this important journey.  

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Population Council Fellow: Irene Selwaness

Dr. Irene Selwaness, a labor economist, was a tenure-track assistant professor at Cairo University looking to broaden and strengthen her research training. 

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Population Council Fellow: Cuong La

Dr. Cuong La was a recipient of the Population Council’s Ford Fellowship in Vietnam, which provided international, Master’s-level training to early career Vietnamese health professionals in public health and social sciences.

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Population Council Fellow: Margaret Ilomuanya

Dr. Margaret Ilomuanya, Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Lagos, joined the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) as the first Jeiven/CBR Biomedical Fellow.

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Population Council Mourns the Death of Dr. Nafis Sadik

The Population Council expresses its sorrow at the passing of Dr. Nafis Sadik, a visionary and influential leader who made historic contributions to the reproductive health, rights, and choices of populations around the world.

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Population Council’s Board of Trustees Commitment to Board Diversity

During its 158th meeting held on 27–28 June, the Population Council’s Board of Trustees strengthened and demonstrated accountability to its commitment to Board diversity by approving revisions to its diversity statement which was adopted in June 2021. Notably, the revised statement includes goals on Board composition in relation to gender and representation from low- and middle-income countries and early/mid-career individuals. 

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World Population Day

Population issues are among the most critical challenges the world faces in the 21st century.

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A Tribute to Dr. Ian Fraser

The Population Council pays tribute to Dr. Ian Stewart Fraser and his contributions to ensuring the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choices of populations around the world. Fraser passed away on 28 June.

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