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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: Researchers' 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

Read "Genuine Fakes: The prevalence and implications of fieldworker fraud in a large South African survey," a new SALDRU working paper co-authored by Vimal Ranchhod.

Vimal Ranchhod, Chief Research Officer at SALDRU, received the NRF Research Career Award Fellowship, which provides funding for five-year research projects. Vimal's project will explore the underlying mechanisms that cause persistent and high economic inequality in contemporary South Africa.

Congratulations to Murray Leibbrandt for his appointment as a Fellow of UCT. The UCT Council established Fellowships for members of permanent academic staff in recognition of original distinguished academic work such as to merit special recognition.

Several PopPov-affiliated researchers will be participating in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. See a full list on the Symposium program.

"The economic consequences of AIDS mortality in South Africa," by Cally Ardington, will be published in the November 2014 Journal of Development Economics.

In "Climbing Down from the Ivory Tower," Nava Ashraf explains why it makes sense for field researchers to co-produce knowledge with the people they study and serve.

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