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Family Planning Rights and Climate Change: Connecting the Two Is the Right Thing to Do

October 2015: Article Jason Bremner, who leads PRB's population, health, and environment work, was interviewed on MSNBC's Greenhouse program. He discussed a recent report from PRB and the Worldwatch Institute focusing on the work of an expert working group that identified opportunities to advance the goal of achieving universal access to family planning as part of climate compatible development.

PRB's Population Handbook (6th edition, 2011)

September 2011: Report Now in its sixth edition, PRB's Population Handbook explains demographic terms to journalists, policymakers, teachers, students, and others who need to understand and communicate about population.

Up to Half of U.S. Premature Deaths Are Preventable; Lifestyle Choices Key

September 2015: Article Up to half of all premature (or early) deaths in the United States are due to behavioral and other preventable factors--including modifiable habits such as tobacco use, poor diet, and lack of exercise, according to studies reviewed in a new National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report.

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.

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).

Noncommunicable Diseases - Risk Factors Among Young People in Africa

May 2014: Report This report, produced by PRB in partnership with the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, is the culmination of efforts to identify available data sources on risk factors for noncommunicable diseases among youth in sub-Saharan Africa.

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.


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