Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking has two goals: to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity; and to advance young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Geographic priorities are India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Read our strategy

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Case in Poland Affirms Women’s Right to Safe Abortion Where Legal

Last month, the European Court of Human Rights affirmed its historic ruling that governments have a duty to establish effective mechanisms for ensuring that women have access to abortion where it is legal.  In Tysiac v ... Read More

Lecture on Population and Reproductive Health by Professor Paul Hunt

Contents The Millennium Development Goals and the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health New Skills & Techniques Is the international right to health merely aspirational? Is it too vague to be implemented? Uganda, neglected diseases ... Read More
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Jonathan Fanton on Population and Reproductive Health

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the Foundation's support for population and reproductive health around the world.

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Motherhood Kills, Op-Ed in This Day by Kole Shettima

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima recommends steps on how to prevent maternal mortality in Nigeria. Read More

New Report Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic study of the one-child policy by researchers at the University of California at Irvine. Despite government ... Read More

Report from the University of California-Irvine Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic, MacArthur-supported study of the one-child policy. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Mexico: Report on Activities

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1991.  Today, MacArthur provides approximately $6 million in grants each year to address ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Official Dinner Hosted by the Federal Minister for Abuja, Nigeria

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's support for Nigerian human rights, democracy, and education. Read More

Congress Recommends Funding to Discourage Child Marriage in Developing Countries

The recent Foreign Operations appropriations bill directs the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to make funds available “for activities to reduce the incidence of child marriage in developing countries.”  The International Center for Research on ... Read More

India Expands Adolescent Health Program

India will expand an adolescent health initiative in 10 districts with a combined population of 19 million where the age of marriage and first pregnancy is low and reproductive health status is poor. Read More

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Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
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Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
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Helen Harrison

Executive Secretary

Judith F. Helzner

Special Advisor to the President and Vice President
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Gabriela Suarez

Program Administrator
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Laura Young

Program Associate