Population Reference Bureau

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  • Noncommunicable Diseases Hit the Developing World: Podcast Segment

    Reshma Naik, PRB senior policy analyst, was a guest on Julie Rose's podcast "Top of Mind" to discuss noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and other NCDs are often considered rich country diseases, but Naik showed how they are actually becoming a serious problem in many lower- and middle-income countries.

  • Curbing the Noncommunicable Disease Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa

    Preventing risk behaviors among young people is key to curbing the noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new set of PRB publications. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally, and they account for 74 percent of all deaths in MENA. The likelihood of dying prematurely from four main NCDs in MENA is 19 percent, compared to 12 percent in higher-income countries globally. These deaths occur at the peak of individuals’ economic productivity, imposing a significant burden on families and health systems, as well as challenging economic growth and sustainable development.

  • Integrating Population, Health, and Environment for Sustainable Development in Kenya

    “Integrating Population, Health, and Environment for Sustainable Development in Kenya” is a new ENGAGE presentation that serves as an advocacy tool to promote integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) approaches, and the value of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) investments by decisionmakers in health and nonhealth sectors, such as natural resource management and conservation.