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Addressing Limited Contraceptive Options and Inconsistent Use in Zimbabwe

August 2015: Article Research shows Zimbabwean women rely on a few contraceptive methods (oral contraceptive pills, injectable contraceptives, and male condoms) and almost 1 in 5 new contraceptive users discontinue within one year.

Reducing Maternal Deaths in West and Central Africa

August 2015: Article Maternal deaths can be prevented when women give birth in health facilities attended by skilled personnel.

Improve Antenatal Care in Ghana's Lower-Level Health Facilities

August 2015: Article Low-quality antenatal care may be contributing to Ghana’s high maternal mortality rates, according to a recent study.

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).

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.

2015 World Population Data Sheet

August 2015: Datasheet The 2015 World Population Data Sheet provides the latest data on 20 population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries. It includes a special set of indicators and analytical graphics aimed at assessing the state of women's empowerment globally. Also online: updated indicators in DataFinder.

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.

Health Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media Award

December 2014: Article The Health Journalists Network in Uganda has won this year's top Global Media Award with its special edition of Health Digest on reproductive health policy.

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