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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).

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.

Status Update: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Kenya

July 2015: Report Results from Kenya's 2014 Demographic and Health Survey reveal that facets of adolescent sexual and reproductive health are improving but that some areas need further attention and work.

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.

What Is World Population on World Population Day?

July 2015: Article In 1989, on the first World Population Day designated by the United Nations, there were 5.2 billion people living on Earth. On July 11, 2015, we will be 7.336 billion, according to calculations by PRB.

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.


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