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Addressing contraceptive needs exacerbated by COVID-19: A call for increasing choice and access to self-managed methods

In a new commentary in the journal Contraception, leaders from across Population Council offices and centers for social science and biomedical research came together to call for increasing contraceptive choice and access to self-managed methods in light of challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lessons from Ghana to Inform DMPA-SC Safe Storage and Disposal

In a recent Knowledge Success post, Council researchers from the Evidence Project highlight lessons learned from research in Ghana on the expansion of access to DMPA-SC, an injectable contraceptive with a self-injection option. Injectables are among the most popular contraceptive methods in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tackling the U.S. Coronavirus Data Catastrophe

In a new opinion piece for Think Global Health, the Population Council’s Poverty, Gender and Youth Program Director, Thoai Ngo, with colleagues Charlotte Brasseux, Saleh Abbas and Mingqi Song, underscore that U.S. COVID-19 data remain fragmented and incomplete at national, state and city levels, leaving “the U.S. government, health officials and the public largely in the dark about how the coronavirus is infecting and killing people in their communities.”

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Remember the fundamentals as we build back better in girls’ education

In a Brookings Education Plus Development blog, Council Senior Associate Karen Austrian and GIRL Center Director Stephanie Psaki remind us that while the world has changed dramatically over the last 10 months due to COVID-19, it is critical that we not neglect the fundamentals and what we already know works to address gender-related barriers to education.

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Expanding Access and Instilling Faith in Vaccines

In a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times, James Sailer, Executive Director of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, makes the case for maintaining the intellectual property system, which rewards research and development innovation. The letter is in response to an opinion piece arguing for the suspension of intellectual property rights to improve provision of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth J. McCormack

The Population Council celebrates the life of Elizabeth J. McCormack, one of the nation’s most influential philanthropic counselors, and long-term Trustee of the Population Council Board, who died December 4, 2020 at the age of 98.

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