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Video: Maternal Mortality in Gambia

Maternal mortality in Gambia is nearly 60 times higher than in Norway. A research collaboration between the University of Oslo and the Gambian healthcare system aims to halve it. Apollon, the award winning magazine from the University of Oslo, features a new video on Johanne Sundby's work addressing this issue.

Communicating Research to Policymakers: Researcers' Experiences

Despite increased investments in communication resources, researchers continue to encounter challenges in sharing their findings with policymakers. This new PopPov research brief addresses these challenges and highlights the experiences of four research teams who communicated findings from studies supported under the PopPov initiative.

You can find this and other research briefs on the PopPov Research Briefs page.

Hewlett Foundation Renews Support for PopPov Secretariat

This month the Population Reference Bureau will begin a new stage in its partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Population and Poverty Research Initiative. With renewed funding from the Hewlett Foundation, PRB will shift its focus outward from the PopPov Network to engage policy audiences with results from PopPov projects and related research and to build researchers' and advocates' capacity to communicate these results.

Read Hewlett Foundation's program officer Helena Choi's reflections on accomplishments of the initiative and future directions.

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Researcher News

Bouba Housseini co-authored an Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative brief "Africa's New Stories On Multidimensional Poverty."

Three PopPov researchers contributed to the third edition of Disease Control Priorities:

Fafo researcher Tewodros Kebede contributed to several background papers in the Progressive Economy: European JustJobs Index.

Jed Friedman co-authored the discussion paper "Health Information, Treatment, and Worker Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Malaria Testing and Treatment among Nigerian Sugarcane Cutters."

J-PAL has posted a series of Maternal and Child Health Conference videos that feature work by PopPov-affiliated researchers.

David Lam delivered a keynote statement at the 47th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development.

Johanne Sundby co-edited a special issue on "Female Genital Mutilation, Cutting, or Circumcision" in Obstetrics and Gynecology International. See the table of contents here.

"Refusal Bias in the Estimation of HIV Prevalence" by Wendy Janssens was published in the June 2014 edition of Demography.

Watch Jan Willem Gunning's presentation on development in Africa here.

Hans-Peter Kohler and Jere Behrman are participating in the Post-2015 Consensus, which brings together the world's top economists, NGOs, international agencies, and businesses to identify the UN MDGs with the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio for the next development agenda.