PRB Region Feed: Sub-Saharan Africa/Regions/SubSaharanAfrica.aspxOlder Zambian Women's Reproductive Health Often OverlookedWhile mothers who give birth at a young age have received much attention due to their greater risks of complications at birth, women who give birth at a later age (35 or older) have not yet received adequate attention from programs seeking to improve maternal health in Zambia.05/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/zambia-reproductive-health-women.aspx8f214521-3d66-461a-95d7-19e2b8826a03Religious, Ethnic, and Regional Factors of High Fertility in EthiopiaA common perception in Ethiopia is more rapid population growth among the Muslims than among Christians, potentially tipping the balance toward Ethiopia becoming a majority Muslim country soon. But reliable assessments in Ethiopia on the demography of religion are few. 11/23/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/ethiopiamuslimdemographics.aspx70939eb4-04a0-4849-904b-835a159b21dbReducing Maternal Deaths in West and Central AfricaMaternal deaths can be prevented when women give birth in health facilities attended by skilled personnel. 08/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/maternal-deaths-west-central-africa.aspx55c6482b-70ab-4cc7-8469-9bda58555560Adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, Share Reasons for Sexual Activity or AbstinenceResearch from focus groups showed that adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, noted several factors they believed either encouraged or deterred their engagement in sex: poverty, family, friends, sexually explicit media, positive social institutions (specifically school and church), and personal choice.02/07/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/youth-Ghana.aspx3ba585fc-bbb7-493f-b6a0-c34469734e1cDemographic Challenges of the SahelThis article focuses on the demographics of the 10 countries that make up the Sahel region--Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan.01/14/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/sahel-demographics.aspx06b76d0c-95fb-44e6-88e3-7ec481421b0bEnsuring Skilled Attendants at Birth in Rural GhanaWhile Ghana has made significant improvements in reducing the number of women who die from pregnancy-related complications, many women still needlessly die each year from these preventable problems.06/23/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/birth-attendants-ghana.aspx5297f6f6-0e73-427c-bc24-055156ff4c11Reducing Child Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Surveys Find Mixed ProgressChronic malnutrition has been a persistent problem for young children in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has now the world's highest rate of stunting among children (43 percent) and has shown little improvement over the past 15 years.09/25/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/stuntingssa.aspx72883e57-bb63-4ad3-9219-b5c0ea75e118Evidence Can Help Make Sustainable Development Investments StrategicThe Population and Poverty (PopPov) Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development highlighted evidence relevant to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.06/23/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/poppov-investing-in-women.aspx213887c7-ffa6-40cf-81d2-e4a453dc62cdPRB Discuss Online: Have Reproductive Health Voucher Programs Improved Equity, Efficiency, and Impact? In a PRB Discuss Online, Ben Bellows, associate with the Population Council and co-author of "The Use of Vouchers for Reproductive Health Services in Developing Countries: Systematic Review," answered questions from participants about program design and performance for reproductive health vouchers. Read a transcript of the questions and answers. 01/18/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/discussionjan22011.aspx8814f932-50aa-48e8-84a9-ce3af4e52395Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM in UgandaThe New Vision, Uganda's largest newspaper, marked International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on Feb. 6, 2009, with a four-page supplement to raise awareness of the practice in the country. 02/24/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/fgmuganda.aspx464e08d4-9afc-4a3e-a672-2764fa0a4e20