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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.

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.

Research on Health and Well-Being Aims to Improve Quality of Life in Later Years

June 2015: Report As older Americans live longer, researchers are exploring the connections between health and well-being in order to improve the overall quality of life in later years.

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?".

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.

The Impact of Population, Health, and Environment Projects: A Synthesis of the Evidence

June 2015: Report A new working paper by the Evidence Project synthesizes the available research from the latest generation of population, health, and environment (PHE) projects, providing a detailed account of the benefits of integrated projects and gaps in the evidence base.

Advancing Egyptian Society by Ending Violence Against Women

June 2015: Report In Egypt, sexual harassment in public places is rampant, and domestic violence remains an intractable problem.

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."

HoPE LVB Showcases Success

May 2015: Article Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE LVB), a project implemented by Pathfinder International with local partners, is a model for integrated population, health, and the environment development in the region.

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