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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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More
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Grantmaking in India

This info sheet covers MacArthur’s grantmaking in India which primarily supports programs to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More

Indian Court Affirms Right to Survival in Childbirth

The High Court of Madhya Pradesh passed a landmark final judgment in a case filed by MacArthur grantee the Socio Legal Information Centre recognizing that a woman's right to survive pregnancy and childbirth is fundamental. Read More

Program to Educate and Empower Young People Expands

The MacArthur-supported OneWorld UK project "Learning about Living" has seen 400,000 queries to its SMS platform and over 110,000 students participate in its eLearning program. Read More

"Saving Lives With Solar Power"

From PBS NewsHour Read More
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Girls’ Power Initiative works to empower and educate adolescent girls about their sexual and reproductive health and human rights. Read More
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Girls' Power Initiative, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works to empower and educate girls about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
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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