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The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices.
The Council's Activities include: - Conducting fundamental biomedical research in reproduction; - Developing contraceptives and products such as microbicides to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV; - Doing studies to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of services related to family planning and HIV/AIDS; - Conducting research on health and behavior, family dynamics and gender, and causes and consequences of population growth; - Strengthening professional resources in developing countries through collaborative research, awards, fellowships, and training; - Publishing innovative research in multiple peer-reviewed outlets, maintaining a comprehensive Web site, and communicating research results to key audiences around the world.
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