|AP News

South African company to start making vaginal rings that protect against HIV

A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available.

Innovative HIV Prevention Product for Women that Promotes Choice – Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (DVR) – Gains Momentum Across Africa

With use approved in 11 African countries, women can access the ring now in a growing number of implementation and pilot studies across 6 of the 11 approved countries

|The Guardian

Dr Chelsea Polis: ‘The scientific world recognises when you stick your neck out and do the right thing’

The US reproductive health expert on being sued for $1m, and winning a top prize for her fight for free speech in the public interest.

Population Council Awarded Grand Challenges Canada Grant to Support the Market Introduction of the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring

IPM South Africa has been awarded a 15-month grant to support the large-scale delivery of the dapivirine vaginal ring.

Environmental disasters and ‘dark’ tourism: The modern-day ghost towns created by the climate crisis

Climate change and ensuing environmental disasters—marked by an increasing frequency and intensity of destructive floods, droughts, storms, wildfires and extreme temperatures—are now fueling what experts say are just the first waves of places abandoned due to climate displacement. Council scientific director Jack DeWaard is interviewed in this CNN article.

Chelsea Polis Awarded the 2023 John Maddox Prize

Senior Scientist, Chelsea Polis is the winner of 2023 John Maddox Prize, Early Career Award.

|Addis Standard

Abused and Deceived: The Distressing Reality of Domestic Workers in Ethiopia

A 2022 Population Council study on the alarming conditions faced by child domestic workers in Ethiopia is featured in this piece from the Addis Standard.

Celanese Announces Agreement with the Population Council for Sustained Release Dual-API Therapeutic

Celanese VitalDose® Drug Delivery Platform Will Enable the Population Council’s Contraceptive and HIV Multipurpose Prevention Technology

SwiftPharma and the Population Council Pursue Agreement to Manufacture Griffithsin Needed for the Development of a Fast-Dissolving Insert for Protection Against HIV

Manufacturing Master Service Agreement signed to further development of a non-antiretroviral on-demand HIV prevention product.

|Foreign Policy

Demography Is Destiny in Africa

Council Distinguished Scholar John Bongaarts is interviewed in this Foreign Policy analysis.

|BBC Newsnight

Row over British Journal of Psychiatry abortion paper saw panel quit

Senior Scientist, Chelsea Polis speaks with BBC Newsnight and the BMJ on the editorial independence of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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