Population Briefs

Population Briefs is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, October

Comprehensive Program Successfully Decreases HIV Risk Behaviors
Researchers with the Population Council's Horizons program recently concluded a project to provide HIV-related testing and counseling services to truck drivers traveling through a customs station at the southern border of Brazil. These services were...
Innovative Program Dramatically Lowers Child Mortality in Ghana
If you live in a remote location where more than one in ten babies die before age five, what do you do? Scientists at the Navrongo Health Research Centre in rural northern Ghana teamed with researchers at the Population Council to design and test an...
Pakistan: Multifaceted Approach Reduces Infant Deaths
A Population Council project has succeeded in significantly reducing perinatal deaths (including stillbirths and neonatal deaths) in Dera Ghazi Khan, a predominantly rural district in Pakistan's Punjab province. The project addresses multiple factors...
Regent Publications
HIV and AIDS Baek, Carolyn, Vuyiswa Mathambo, Sibongile Mkhize, Irwin Friedman, Louis Apicella, and Naomi Rutenberg. "Key findings from an evaluation of the mothers2mothers program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa," Horizons Final Report. Washington,...
Tests Suggest New Microbicide Will Have Improved Efficacy
Petri-dish tests of a new candidate microbicide indicate that the formulation is likely to be more effective at preventing the sexual transmission of HIV than the first-generation candidates currently in clinical trials. The new compound, called PC-815,...