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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
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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

Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Continued U.S. investment in maternal health is part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a white paper from the MacArthur-supported Council on Foreign Relations. Read More

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

Beating Grim Odds of Childbirth in Nigeria

Mothers in northern Nigeria face greater risk of death than in most other places in the world, according to an article by All Africa. 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

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More