The Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth program seeks to understand and address the disparities in opportunity that arise during adolescence, the critical requirements for reaching a successful, productive adulthood, the causes and consequences of gender inequality, and the social dimensions of poverty in developing countries.

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Submissions from 2020

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Gender integration in social and behavior change, Debora B. Freitas Lopez, Sanyukta Mathur, Haley Brightman, Kathryn Berryman, and Kamden Hoffmann

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Gender integration in social and behavior change: What does it take?, University Research Co. and Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Gender specific differences in COVID-19 knowledge, behavior and health effects among adolescents and young adults in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India, Jessie Pinchoff, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, Shilpi Rampal, Rajib Acharya, and Thoai Ngo

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Girl Empower—A gender transformative mentoring and cash transfer intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing: Impact findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Liberia, Berk Ozler, Kelly Hallman, Marie-France Guimond, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Marian Rogers, and Esther Karnley

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Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, Spencer L. James, Chris D. Castle, Zachary V. Dingels, Jack T. Fox, Erin B. Hamilton, Zichen Liu, Nicholas L.S. Roberts, Dillon O. Sylte, Nathaniel J. Henry, Kate E. LeGrand, More than 300 other international researchers, and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19—Perspectivas de 144 informantes clave en 10 municipios con mayoría de población indígena. Resultados de la segunda ronda de recolección de datos, 21–26 julio de 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities. Results from the second round of data collection, July 21–26, 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala indigenous municipalities: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, Population Council

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How are key demographic indicators related to COVID-19 reported in the United States: A data review protocol—Study description, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, and Mingqi Song

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Ideal age at first birth and associated factors among young adults in greater New York City: Findings from the social position and family formation study, Andrea J. Melnikas and Diana Romero

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Improving Evidence on Women's Groups: A proposed typology and reporting checklist, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, Leigh Anderson, Bidisha Barooah, Tabitha Mulyampiti, Ekwaro Obuku, Audrey Prost, and Howard White

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Improving reproductive health and family planning outcomes among out-of-school adolescents and youth in the Philippines, Breakthrough RESEARCH and De La Salle University

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Incidence of treatment for postabortion complications in India, 2015, Susheela Singh, Rubina Hussain, Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya, Melissa Stillman, and Ann M. Moore

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Income inequality and individual health status: Evidence from India, Sohini Paul

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Inequality in the utilisation of maternal healthcare services: Evidence from Indian states, Sohini Paul

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Informing social and behavior change programs: Using social listening and social monitoring, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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In-person research during COVID-19: Considerations and a call to action, Corinne White, Thoai Ngo, and Paul C. Hewett

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Intra-grade variability in educational and psychosocial competencies of school going adolescent girls, in the coastal region of Kenya: Implications for school based interventions, Beth Kangwana, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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Investing in women's groups: A portfolio evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in South Asia and Africa, C.L. Anderson, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Garima Siwach, A. Meysonnat, R. Gupta, N. Haroon, M. Howlett, N. Kolla, A. Sidhu, Sohini Paul, Yulia Belyakova, and R.S. Singh

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Program brief, Population Council

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Research Brief and Baseline Highlights, Sigma Ainul, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Responses from second round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 Perceptions, Prevention Practices, and Impact—Responses from third round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 perceptions, stigma and impact—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: Gender effects of COVID-19—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kilifi, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kilifi, Kenya, Population Council

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Kisumu, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kisumu, Kenya, Population Council

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Lessons learned for social and behavior change programming from the USAID Zika response, Martha Silva, Julia Fleckman, Jeni Stolow, Kendra LeSar, Kamden Hoffmann, and Paul C. Hewett

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Lives not worth saving, Zeba Sathar

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Low perceived risk: A challenge to adoption of preventive behaviors for COVID-19?, Population Council Institute

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Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17, Local Burden of Disease WaSH Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17, Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017, LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Measuring empowerment among adolescent girls in the context of intervention, Population Council

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México: Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionadas con COVID-19, Population Council

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Mexico: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices, Population Council

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Midline report: Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Masuma Billah, Eashita Haque, Surojit Kundu, Md. Saddam Hossain, Momoe Makino, and Sajeda Amin

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Migration and COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Population Council Institute

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Municipios indígenas de Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19 resultados de la segunda ronda de recopilación de datos, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Round 2, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Round 3, Population Council

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Opinion: Ensure access to high-quality abortion care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly Blanchard and Thoai Ngo

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Orientation des programmes pour le changement social et de comportement à travers l'écoute sociale et le suivi social, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Pneumonia-related ideations, care-seeking, and treatment behaviors among children under 2 years with pneumonia symptoms in northwestern Nigeria, Udochisom Anaba, Paul Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, and Emily White Johansson

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Pneumonia‐related ideations, care‐seeking, and treatment behaviors among children under 2 years with pneumonia symptoms in northwestern Nigeria, Udochisom Anaba, Paul L. Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, and Emily White Johansson

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Población, Riesgos Ambientales y Cambio Climático (PERCC), Population Council

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Population Council Annual Evaluation Report: Opening Futures (Abriendo Futuros) for indigenous girls in Yucatan, Mexico, Silvana Larrea

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Population, development, and policy, John Bongaarts, Michele Gragnolati, S. Amer Ahmed, and Jamaica Corker

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Population, Environmental Risks and Climate Change (PERCC), Population Council

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Population scenarios for U.S. states consistent with Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, Leiwen Jiang, Brian C. O'Neill, Hamidreza Zoraghein, and Steve Dahlke

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Pre-pandemic influences on Kenyan girls' transitions to adulthood during COVID-19, Meghan Bellerose, Maryama Diaw, Jessie Pinchoff, Beth Kangwana, and Karen Austrian

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Preprint—COVID-19 related knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs of households in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Karen Austrian, Jessie Pinchoff, James B. Tidwell, Corinne White, Timothy Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Rhoune Ochako, John Wanyungu, Eva Muluve, Faith Mbushi, Daniel Mwanga, Mercy Nzioki, and Thoai Ngo

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Preprint—Migrants in transit and asylum seekers in Mexico: An epidemiological analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ietza Bojorquez, Cesar Infante, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, and Chiara Santoro

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Preprint—The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements, Matthew Quaife, Kevin van Zandvoort, Amy Gimma, Kashvi Shah, Nicky McCreesh, Kiesha Prem, Edwine Barasa, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Jessie Pinchoff, LSHTM Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease COVID-19 working group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

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Promoting gender egalitarian norms and practices among boys in rural India: The relative effect of intervening in early and late adolescence, Ashish Kumar Gupta and K.G. Santhya

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Proximal and contextual correlates of childhood stunting in India: A geo-spatial analysis, Ashish Kumar Gupta and K.G. Santhya

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Rainfall shocks, cognitive development and educational attainment among adolescents in a drought-prone region in Kenya, Laura Nübler, Karen Austrian, John A. Maluccio, and Jessie Pinchoff

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Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response: Study description, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo

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Reclaiming matrilineal traditions and building Girl Societies in indigenous Montana, Kelly Hallman, Eva Roca, and Stephanie Martinez

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Reclamation: Returning to matrilineal traditions, building a new generation of indigenous Girl Societies, Kelly Hallman, Stephanie Martinez, Lisa Polen, and Angel del Valle

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Reduced food and diet quality, and need for nutrition services during COVID-19: Findings from surveys in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Rajib Acharya

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Returning home: Effects of COVID-19 on migrant households in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Self-administered versus provider-administered medical abortion, Katherine Gambir, Caron Kim, Kelly Ann Necastro, Bela Ganatra, and Thoai Ngo

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Self-help groups: A potential pivot of Bihar's response to COVID-19, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Sexual and gender minority adolescents must be prioritised during the global COVID-19 public health response, Jessica DeMulder, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, and Hussain Zaidi

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SHGs and Covid-19: Challenges, engagement, and opportunities for India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Garima Siwach, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, Sohini Paul, Yulia Belyakova, and Chinmaya Holla

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Social behavior change programming for public health emergencies: Lessons learned from the USAID Zika response in Latin America and the Caribbean, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Social dimensions of fertility behavior and consumption patterns in the Anthropocene, Scott Barrett, Aisha Dasgupta, Partha Dasgupta, W. Neil Adger, Jeroen van den Bergh, Caroline H. Bledsoe, John Bongaarts, Stephen Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Gretchen Daily, Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, Eric F. Lambin, Simon A. Levin, Karl-Göran Mäler, Rosamond L. Naylor, Karine Nyborg, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Jason Shogren, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Brian Walker, and James Wilen

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), June 2020—Nairobi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kilifi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kisumu, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Wajir, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Results from adolescent surveys in Kilifi, Nairobi, Wajir, and Kisumu Counties, October 2020, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Considering adolescent girls during crises, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Gender-based violence and adolescent girls, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Opportunities and risks for adolescent girls, Population Council

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The Adolescent Data Hub: The largest catalog of open access data on adolescents living in low and middle-income countries, Corinne White, Christina Misunas, Erica Chuang, Midanna De Almada, Stephanie Psaki, and Thoai Ngo

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The effect of education on determinants of climate change risks, Brian C. O'Neill, Leiwen Jiang, Samir KC, Regina Fuchs, Shonali Pachauri, Emily K. Laidlow, Tiantian Zhang, Wei Zhou, and Xiaolin Ren

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The health, economic, and social effect of COVID-19 and its response on gender and sex: A literature review, Hannah Briggs and Thoai Ngo

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The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements, Matthew Quaife, Kevin van Zandvoort, Amy Gimma, Kashvi Shah, Nicky McCreesh, Kiesha Prem, Edwine Barasa, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Jessie Pinchoff, CMMID COVID-19 Working Group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

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The impact of COVID-19 on opportunities for adolescent girls and the role of girls' groups, Hannah Briggs, Nicole Haberland, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, and Thoai Ngo

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The impact of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) on short and long term social, economic, education and fertility outcomes: A cluster randomized controlled trial in Zambia, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Jean Digitale, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Maximillian Bweupe, and Paul C. Hewett

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The influence of schooling on the stability and mutability of gender attitudes: Findings from a longitudinal study of adolescent girls in Zambia, Sophia Chae, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, Ann M. Weber, Gary L. Darmstadt, and Thoai Ngo

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The migration intentions of young Egyptians, Amr Abdelwahed, Anne Goujon, and Leiwen Jiang

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Transitions to adulthood and the changing body mass index of adolescent girls in Zambia, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Paul C. Hewett, Kathryn Spielman, and Karen Austrian

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Trends in fertility and fertility preferences in sub-Saharan Africa: The roles of education and family planning programs, John Bongaarts

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UDAYA, Adolescent Survey, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, 2018–19, K.G. Santhya

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Understanding the resilience and mental health impacts of natural disasters in India: A narrative review, Sangram Kishor Patel, Gopal Agrawal, and Bincy Mathew

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Urbanization and health: The effects of the built environment on chronic disease risk factors among women in Tanzania, Jessie Pinchoff, Carrie W. Mills, and Deborah Balk

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U.S. state-level projections of the spatial distribution of population consistent with shared socioeconomic pathways, Hamidreza Zoraghein and Brian C. O'Neill

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Violence Outcomes in COVID-19 EPOCH Study (VOCES): A cohort study with adolescents and young adults in Mexico, Silvana Larrea, René Nevárez, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Lina López, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Christina Misunas, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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Voices of rural people: Community-level assessment of effects and resilience to natural disasters in Odisha, India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Bincy Mathew, Ankit Nanda, Biswajit Mohanty, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Wajir, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Wajir, Kenya, Population Council

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We need a pro-poor and pro-Black response to COVID-19, Thoai Ngo

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We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi's slum residents. What we found, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

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What about adolescent girls? Implementation insights from a new evidence review on ‘safe space-style’ community-based girls’ groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Women's groups and COVID-19: Challenges, engagement, and opportunities, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Garima Siwach, Chinmaya Holla, Yulia Belyakova, Sohini Paul, and Roopal Jyoti Singh