MacArthur seeks to reduce maternal death and illness in the developing world, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria, and India, where the Foundation has offices.
At A Glance
More than 340,000 women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth, most of which could be prevented with appropriate maternal health services and care.
In 2008, more than 50 percent of all maternal deaths occurred in only six countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reducing maternal mortality is a worthy goal in itself, but it is also a good indicator that women are receiving the reproductive health services they need.
After years of stagnation in the number of maternal deaths around the world, recent research shows signs of progress, offering hope that maternal mortality can be reduced.
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.
Most of MacArthur’s grantmaking to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity is carried out in India, Nigeria, and Mexico, where the Foundation maintains offices.
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Action Research and Training for Health,
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital,
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health University of California, San Francisco,
Centre for Development and Population Activities,
Community Health and Research Initiative,
Comunicacion e Informacion de la Mujer,
Equidad de Genero, Ciudadania,Trabajo y Familia,
Family Care International,
Federal Ministry of Health,
FUNDAR, Centro de Analisis e Investigacion,
Gynuity Health Projects,
Harvard University, School of Public Health,
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad,
International Rescue Committee, Women's Refugee Commission,
Mahila SEWA Trust,
Mexico National Safe Motherhood Committee, Comite Promotor por Una Maternidad Segura en Mexico,
Planet Care/Global Health Access Program,
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health,
Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer,
Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health,
Society for Education Welfare and Action-Rural,
Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria,
United Nations Population Fund,
University Court of the University of Aberdeen,
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Global Secretariat,
Women's Health and Action Research Centre,
World Health Organization