PRB Region Feed: Sub-Saharan Africa/Regions/SubSaharanAfrica.aspxDelivering Safer Motherhood Strategies: The Immpact InitiativeTwelve fact sheets, a policy brief, and an interview spell out in greater detail some early achievements and key findings from Immpact, a global research initiative, that will help researchers design more cost-effective safe motherhood strategies. 02/22/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DeliveringSaferMotherhoodStrategies.aspxfd83c24b-dff4-4dad-9d00-d79572cc2297Uganda Beats Back HIV/AIDSIn a region hungry for good news about HIV/AIDS, Uganda can relish its gains in beating back the epidemic. Declines in HIV infection, first noted in the East African country in 1993, have continued steadily and are especially striking among young, pregnant women, says UNAIDS.06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/UgandaBeatsBackHIVAIDS.aspxecd6494e-50da-4ac8-ba02-3e3b6b5ba6ceNew Website on Urban Reproductive HealthA new website on urban reproductive health from the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Project highlights programs of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa and India that expand access to and quality of family planning services to the urban poor.10/30/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/mle.aspxd3c8cc51-d274-4d64-890b-c8e9683e666fWorld Food Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 1 Billion Undernourished PeopleThe UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns that the deepening financial crisis, global warming, and even the boom in biofuels threaten to expand the populations at risk of chronic undernourishment in coming decades. 10/15/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/worldfoodday.aspxa5ed21f2-dd3e-4226-9952-8741207ba114Noncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low- and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx9892ca36-3793-4a58-9b4e-df341a6c5d8eIn the News: Results Trickle Out From the Nigerian CensusNigeria's population reached 140 million, according to provisional results of the Nigerian population census released in December 2006. Demographers say the 2006 census figure seems plausible.01/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/ResultsFromNigerianCensus.aspxfd6051c6-e6b9-4f8e-8f79-18e2c226d772Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in EthiopiaEthiopia, with a current population of about 100 million, has achieved gains in several major health indicators that place it in a favorable position to benefit from a demographic dividend in the future.08/01/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Harnessing-the-Demographic-Dividend-in-Ethiopia.aspxfcd850b8-b367-4800-9de3-22e216951c61Recent Surveys Fill in Gaps in Our Knowledge of FertilityDHS and MICS surveys continue to fills large gaps in our knowledge of what is happening in those developing countries where systems for annual registration of births are simply not available.12/03/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/dhs-mics-results-2014.aspxfb96fd04-f703-4b4a-8c51-15f9944394e9The Grandmother Project's New Approach to Ending Female Genital MutilationThe Grandmother Project (GMP) explicitly involves grandmothers as active assets in their communities to promote maternal and child nutrition, early childhood development, and education, and to eradicate female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS. 02/19/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/grandmotherproject.aspxf7f51167-2332-4eca-a245-504aee29c8baVasectomy an Option for African Men in Family PlanningLess than 0.1 percent of married women in sub-Saharan African countries rely on a partner's vasectomy as a contraceptive method. However, according to EngenderHealth, a smattering of countries have vasectomy services.12/07/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/africa-vasectomy.aspxf796f62a-4051-4f5e-8163-3fa8ef6aff22