Maternal Health

Rise in Maternal Mortality in the DRC Highlights the Changing Nature of Conflict

The Second Congo War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially ended in 2003. Yet even more women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth now than they were then. New survey results reveal maternal mortality in the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

Say What? More Than Half of This Century’s Population Growth Will Be in Just 10 Countries

The latest revision of the UN Population Division’s World Population Prospects, released this summer, projects that total population will reach 10.9 billion by the end of the century. That’s an additional 3.7+ billion people by 2100. Strikingly, nearly all of … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading