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India Funds Community Health Workers for Newborn Care

The Government of India approved funding for more than 800,000 female community health workers to provide home-based postnatal and newborn care services. Read More
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Research on Benefits of Medicaid Enrollment

New research finds that expanding low-income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. Read More

Misoprostol Now Included on Nigeria’s Essential Drug List

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health approved the addition of the drug, which is used for the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemmorhage, to the EDL. Read More

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More

International Women's Day

Each year around the world, International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. Read More

9 Groups Receive Grants for How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Program

Boston College (2010) Brown University (2010) Harvard University (2010) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2010) New York University (2010) RAND- Social Networks (2010) University of Chicago (2010 ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families, and Communities

Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More

Conduct Code for Nurse Recruitment Attracts Subscribers

The MacArthur-supported Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices approved the first two subscribers to the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States. Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Elspeth Revere at the MacArthur Fellows Science Lecture Featuring U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

MacArthur Vice President of Media, Culture and Special Initiatives Elspeth Revere discusses the Foundation's commitment to learning before introducing Benjamin. Read More

WHO Adopts Code on International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Member states of the World Health Organization have adopted a new voluntary global code to help countries address the twin challenges of managing migration and improving the retention of health workers. Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More

UN Announces $40 Billion Commitment to Fight Maternal and Child Deaths

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investment, which includes $30 million in grants from MacArthur. Read More

Conference Shapes Collective Efforts on Maternal Health

With MacArthur support, organizations from India, Mexico, and Nigeria joined academics and government officials at the first global technical meeting focused solely on maternal health. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More