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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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.

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.

International Women's Day

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

Research of MacArthur Fellow and grantee Sue J. Goldie suggests that better family planning, improved emergency obstetrical care, and support for safe abortion could significantly reduce maternal mortality in India in less than a decade.

Book Review by Judith Helzner on The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

MacArthur Director of Population and Reproductive Health Judith Helzner reviews Michelle Goldberg's book.

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Erin Sines

Erin Sines

Director, On Nigeria
Portrait of Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
Portrait of Sharon Bissell

Sharon Bissell

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Kate Abramson

Kate Abramson

Team Administrator, On Nigeria
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Ursula Wheeler

Ursula Wheeler

Team Coordinator, On Nigeria

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer
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