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A collection of content related to population from across the Foundation's grantmaking

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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

Half the Sky

Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, this four-hour PBS television event takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the ...

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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
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Carlos D. Bustamante, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Population geneticist Carlos D. Bustamante was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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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

Delhi Government Ordered to Pay Pregnant Woman Who Was Denied Care

The Delhi High Court ordered the Government of Delhi to compensate a woman who gave birth alone three months after she was denied medical benefits by a public maternity center. Read More

Women Deliver Conference

More than 3,300 advocates for maternal health from around the world will attend the Women Deliver Conference on June 7-9, 2010, in Washington, D.C., which calls for investing in women in order to end ... Read More
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Reducing Maternal Mortality

MacArthur’s grantmaking to reduce maternal mortality focuses on developing innovative models that can eventually be scaled up, enhancing the skills of health professionals, promoting informed advocacy on issues related to maternal mortality, and research. Read More

MacArthur and Gates Foundations Support White Ribbon Alliance to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Together, the two foundations awarded $4.9 million to help the WRA make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and newborns around the world. Read More