NAIROBI, Kenya and WASHINGTON, D.C.—The African Population and Health Research Center APHRC) and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) have announced a new collaboration to support the development of policies and programs based on data and evidence, promote gender equality, and improve the health of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. The organizations will work together to bridge the gap between research, policymaking and programs on sexual and reproductive health and maternal and child health in the region.
“APHRC remains committed to mutually beneficial partnerships. It is my belief that this collaboration, based on our shared vision, will allow us to fill critical gaps in evidence and jointly advocate for actions to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children in Africa, ” said Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, APHRC.
Both organizations have offices in Nairobi and have recently expanded operations to Dakar, Senegal, where they will work closely to help accelerate evidence-driven decision-making in francophone Africa.
“This new MOU is an important milestone for the relationship between APHRC and PRB and reflects our shared commitment to promote evidence-informed decision-making to improve the well-being of women and families in Africa,” said Jeffrey Jordan, president and CEO of PRB. “The expertise of our two organizations is extremely complementary and the collaboration will allow us to create important synergies in our work.”
About African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Headquartered in Nairobi, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is committed to generating an Africa-led and Africa-owned body of evidence to inform decision-making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges facing the continent. For more visit, https://aphrc.org/ or follow us on Twitter @aphrc.
About Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Contact: Liselle Yorke, 202-939-5463
PRB informs people around the world about population, health and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. Find out more at www.prb.org. Follow us on Twitter @PRBdata.