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Youth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa

April 2015: Datasheet Establishing healthy behaviors among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to this PRB policy brief and data sheet with comprehensive data appendix. In Nairobi, PRB launched the products to a crowd of more than 100 people.

Solutions to Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Diseases

June 2015: Article Four diseases--diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus--were responsible for an estimated 218,400 deaths worldwide in 2013, yet just two combination vaccines, DTP and MCV, can protect children from these diseases.

Evidence Can Help Make Sustainable Development Investments Strategic

June 2015: Article The Population and Poverty (PopPov) Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development highlighted evidence relevant to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Todays Research on Aging

August 2013: Article As part of the University of Michigan's efforts to disseminate research results from Centers for the Demography and Economics of Aging supported by the National Institute on Aging, PRB produces an e-newsletter series called Today's Research on Aging.

Progress Stalls On Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

June 2015: Article Vaccines are one of the simplest, most cost-effective tools to improve public health. Vaccine-preventable diseases can lead to illness, disfigurement, and disability, and remain a substantial cause of death for young children.

Can a Nuclear Deal Help Iran's Young Labor Force?

June 2015: Article This article by PRB's Farzaneh Roudi was published in the Wilson Center Middle East Program's Viewpoints series.

WSJ Live Features Mark Mather on Uptick in U.S. Birth Rate

June 2015: Article Mark Mather, associate vice president of U.S. Programs, was interviewed in a WSJ Live segment, "Is the U.S.'s 'Baby Recession' Over?".

PRB Data Analysis of FGM/C in U.S. Covered in New York Times

May 2015: Article PRB's data analysis of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was covered in a May 22, 2015, New York Times article, "FGM: A Modern-Day Scourge in the United States."


IDEA Success Stories

This interactive feature highlights PRB's successes under the USAID-supported IDEA Project. Our activities, results, and lessons for the future are meant to inspire others in the policy and advocacy realm to work with us toward a vision of universal access to family planning around the world.

Register for July 8 Webinar on 'Vaccination and Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Diseases: Data and Trends'

June 2015: Event Register for a webinar on trends in vaccination and vaccine-preventable childhood disease globally, in the United States, and in California; and the policy implications of these trends.


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