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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.

PRB Welcomes New Class of Policy Communication Fellows

July 2015: Article PRB welcomes 10 Policy Communication Fellows from around the world to our Washington office for the summer workshop, kicking off the year-long program. This year's Fellows come from 10 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, and Tanzania. [Photo: A previous class of Fellows]

PRB Analysis on Girls at Risk for FGM/C in U.S. Covered in ABC News and More

July 2015: Article Two major news outlets have highlighted PRB's data analysis on women and girls in the U.S. at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

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.

PRB's Linda Jacobsen Honored by American Statistical Association

July 2015: Article Linda Jacobsen, vice president of U.S. Programs at PRB, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society. She will be honored at a ceremony August 11 at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington.

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Vaccination and Vaccine Preventable Childhood Diseases

This webinar explored trends in vaccination and vaccine-preventable childhood disease globally, in the United States, and in California, and the policy implications of these trends.

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.

Family Planning Champions in Kenya Celebrate Success in Counties

July 2015: Article Policymakers in Kenya's Embu and Bungoma counties recently showed their support for family planning by approving firm budget commitments in the 2016 fiscal year. Their actions marked success for PRB's work with a local partner on bolstering family planning policies in the country.

Narrowing Old-Age Gender Gap in U.S. Linked to Smoking Trends

July 2015: Article Women live longer than men in the United States and in nearly every country in the world. But in the United States and many other developed countries, this gender gap is narrowing, resulting in an increase in the number of men, relative to women, surviving to old age.

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