Population Council, Inc.
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Issues: Children & Youth, Health, International
Location: One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York NY 10017 USA
Programs: Population Council research, programs, and institutional development activities include: basic research in reproductive biology and immunology; development of contraceptive technologies and other reproductive health products such as microbicide gels that women can use to protect themselves from the sexual transmission of HIV and AIDS; research on promising strategies to prevent transmission of HIV and AIDS, care for those with the disease and those affected by it, such as AIDS orphans;expansion of access to quality, client-centered reproductive health services; efforts to build professional capacity in developing countries through collaborative research and fellowship awards; and expanded outreach to communicate research results to policymakers, program managers, and others concerned with population, health, and development issues─leaders who have the power to make a difference. The Council's fellowship programs have helped advance the careers of more than 2,500 social scientists and biomedical researchers, many of whom have gone on to hold leadership positions in key international population, development, and health institutions. The Council publishes two of the field's leading scholarly, peer-reviewed journals: Population and Development Review and Studies in Family Planning, and books, statistical compendiums, conference proceedings, newsletters, and working papers. All are available online at http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/index.html.
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