Population & Reproductive Health

Working to reduce maternal mortality and improve the quality of maternal and reproductive health care in India, Mexico, and Nigeria Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Evaluation of the MacArthur Foundation’s Mexico Midwifery Initiative 2015-2018

Baseline and progress report on the MacArthur Foundation’s Mexico Midwifery Initiative.
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Strengthening Midwifery in Mexico

MacArthur has supported work to improve reproductive care with midwifery in Mexico, supporting professional programs, public campaigns for legitimacy, and integration into the healthcare system.
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Distributing Birth Kits in Northern Nigeria

Researchers analyzed an intervention program in northern Nigeria that trained women as community resources to support reproductive health education and distribute safe birth kits to expectant mothers.
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Videos Advocate for Professional Midwifery in Mexico

A series of Spanish-language videos explains the expertise, training, and advantages that midwifery offers health care teams in Mexico.
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Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in India

A broad study on unintended pregnancy and abortion in six Indian states provides important data for women’s reproductive health care in the country, where unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal mortality.
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Men’s Attitudes Toward Premarital Abortion in India

Promundo and International Center for Research on Women conducted a qualitative study on men’s engagement in premarital abortions in New Delhi, India, finding a shift in attitudes.
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Integrating Health and Conservation Work Improves Outcomes

A study investigates the impact (HoPE-LVB)—a Pathfinder International project that integrates reproductive health concerns, economic opportunity, and conservation of biodiversity in Uganda and Kenya.
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Evaluation and Learning for the Maternal Health Quality of Care Strategy in India

This evaluation examines the Foundation's efforts to accelerate reductions in morbidity and mortality rates, other issues besides access—particularly quality of maternal health care in India.
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Advocating for Access to Maternal Health Supplies

Access to maternal health supplies can have significant impact on reducing maternal mortality rates, and PATH offers recommendations for Nigerian policymakers who want to address it.
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