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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

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Three Grants to Help Reduce Maternal Mortality in India

MacArthur has awarded three grants totaling $800,000 to help reduce maternal mortality and improve young peoples access to information and services about reproductive and sexual health and rights in India. Read More

Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Improve Young People's Reproductive Health in Mexico and India

MacArthur has made 11 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to organizations working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's access to information and services. Read More

Judith F. Helzner Named Director of The Population and Reproductive Health Program

Helzner will be responsible for providing oversight of the area's grantmaking, including grants to international organizations in the population field and serving as advisor to staff members in the Foundation's international offices. Read More

Grants to Support Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur has made grants totaling more than $1.3 million to five organizations in Mexico working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's reproductive and sexual health and rights in Mexico. Read More

Supporting Improved Access to Mental Health Care

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling nearly $5.5 million in support of efforts to improve access to effective mental health services. Read More

MacArthur Provides $2 Million to Improve Reproductive Health and Rights Of Women and Adolescents

MacArthur has announced four grants totaling nearly $2 million in support of international policy work related to its population and reproductive health priorities. Read More

MacArthur Awards Grant Of $4.8 Million For Research On Socioeconomic Status And Health

MacArthur's award to the University of California at San Francisco will be used over the course of four years to identify pathways by which socioeconomic factors "get under the skin" to influence health. Read More