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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

"Home is Where We Start: Why We Need to Know More about Housing and How it Matters for Children, Families, and Communities," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's $25 million commitment to support research on how housing matters to the education, health, and well-being of residents. Read More

Population and Reproductive Health

President's Essay Despite historically low birth rates in North America and much of the developed world, global population is expected to increase by more than 40 percent to 9 billion over the next 50 years ... Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. Read More

India Supreme Court Ruling to Reign in Child Marriage

India’s highest court ruled recently that all marriages must be registered, irrespective of the couple’s religion.  This will place added government oversight on an often-overlooked practice in the country.  The Socio Legal Information Center ... Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Rural Areas

In 2004, a MacArthur-funded pilot project by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of India and JHPIEGO demonstrated how to reduce maternal mortality in rural areas by training non-specialist medical providers in emergency obstetric care. Now ... Read More

Research Shows Promising Results for Use of Anti-Shock Garment in Childbirth

The University of California at San Francisco issued a press release about recent MacArtur-supported research findings that indicate the use of an anti-shock garment may helpful in preventing obstetrical hemorrhaging due to childbirth. Read More

MacArthur Awards $4.5 Million Grant for Study on Mental Health Outpatient Treatment

The University of Virginia recently issued a press release about MacArthur's support for the study on Mental Health Outpatient Treatment. Read More

ENewsletter: Mental Health in America

Contents Mental Health in America Signs of Progress and Challenges Ahead A Promising Moment MacArthur's Focus on Mental Health A Closing Thought   Mental Health in America: Bringing the Best of Research to Practice and Policy ... Read More

ENewsletter: Population and Reproductive Health

Just over 10 years ago, at a meeting in Cairo of 179 member states of the United Nations, an agreement was reached on a strategy for linking economic development and the slowing of population growth by ... Read More

Leadership Training Program in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced a grant of $690,000 over three years to Pathfinder International for a new leadership training program for individuals Read More

Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More