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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 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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Join us at AIDS 2018

Next week more than 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers, and advocates from 160 countries will gather in Amsterdam for #AIDS2018 to share the latest in HIV prevention, treatment and cure research, and insights on the global agenda.

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First Multipurpose Gel Designed to Prevent HIV, HSV, and HPV Simultaneously in Women and Men Advances in Clinical Trials

NEW YORK, NY (June 21, 2018) – A new Phase I study of the Population Council’s multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) gel PC-1005, launching this week, will examine the safety of the gel when used rectally by both men and women. If proven effective, PC-1005 gel would be the first product to prevent three incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—HIV, herpes simplex virus (HSV), and human papillomavirus (HPV)—when used either vaginally or rectally. 

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Making the Dream to End HIV a Reality by Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Emerging lessons from the DREAMS partnership

The Center for Global Development and the Population Council co-hosted a high-level discussion on emerging insights from the DREAMS initiative, an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.  Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Girl Effect, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Project SOAR, the Population Council leads the DREAMS implementation science and capacity building portfolios.

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Population Council at PAA 2018

The 2018 Population Association of America Annual Meeting from April 26-28 in Denver, Colorado will convene thousands of demography, public health, and social science experts. Through more than 25 presentations, Population Council researchers will share new findings and insights on critical global health and development issues spanning Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and a number of multi-country and regional studies. Stop by booth 314 to chat with our researchers and for our meet-the-editors event.

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