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2016 World Population Data Sheet

August 2016: Datasheet PRB estimates the current world population at 7.4 billion and projects an increase to 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.9 billion in 2050. Explore population, health, and environment data on the Data Sheet’s interactive digital site.

Women's Edition

July 2016: Article

Changing U.S. Family Patterns Pose Policy Challenges

August 2016: Report A new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report, “Understanding the Dynamics of Family Change in the United States,” discusses how changes in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital childbearing have transformed family life in the United States.

Womens Edition Loses One of Its Own

February 2016: Article We mourn the passing of Faith Kandaba, a journalist with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and an alumna of PRB’s Women’s Edition program.

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Demographic Dividend PowerPoint Slide Deck

PRB’s newest resource on the demographic dividend is a deck of sample PowerPoint slides that provides a compelling overview of this complex topic through graphics, photos, text, and tables from PRB publications and multimedia products.

Interventions to Address the Economic Causes and Consequences of HIV/AIDS

July 2016: Report Although much progress has been made, 37 million people in the world were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2014. Evidence generated over the past 10 years from the PopPov Research Initiative and other findings from sub-Saharan Africa provide insights on the connections between HIV and household and national economics. This policy brief highlights research on financial and educational interventions that can help reduce new HIV infections.

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 (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to this PRB policy brief and data sheet with comprehensive data appendix.

What is the World's Population on World Population Day?

July 2016: Article The theme of this year’s World Population Day, as designated by the United Nations, is "investing in teenage girls"—a theme that runs through much of the work done by PRB. We collaborate with a variety of partners in the United States and globally to communicate data and evidence to show that empowered and educated girls and women have a better chance of leading healthy, productive lives. Check out some examples from the past year.

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Institutionalizing the Population-Health-Environment Approach for Sustainable Development in East Africa Webinar

This webinar was co-hosted by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the community of practice on Systematic Approaches for Scale Up of Family Planning/Reproductive Health Best Practices, led by Evidence to Action (E2A). PRB has provided technical assistance to HoPE-LVB on advocacy and capacity building since 2012.

Young People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases

July 2016: Datasheet Asia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.

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