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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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Event Announcing $11 Million to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the grant to support Pathfinder International's efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria.

Case in Poland Affirms Women’s Right to Safe Abortion Where Legal

Last month, the European Court of Human Rights affirmed its historic ruling that governments have a duty to establish effective mechanisms for ensuring that women have access to abortion where it is legal.  In Tysiac v ...

Lecture on Population and Reproductive Health by Professor Paul Hunt

Contents The Millennium Development Goals and the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health New Skills & Techniques Is the international right to health merely aspirational? Is it too vague to be implemented? Uganda, neglected diseases ...
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Jonathan Fanton on Population and Reproductive Health

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the Foundation's support for population and reproductive health around the world.

Motherhood Kills, Op-Ed in This Day by Kole Shettima

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima recommends steps on how to prevent maternal mortality in Nigeria.

New Report Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic study of the one-child policy by researchers at the University of California at Irvine. Despite government ...

Report from the University of California-Irvine Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic, MacArthur-supported study of the one-child policy.

The MacArthur Foundation in Mexico: Report on Activities

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1991.  Today, MacArthur provides approximately $6 million in grants each year to address ...

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Official Dinner Hosted by the Federal Minister for Abuja, Nigeria

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's support for Nigerian human rights, democracy, and education.

Congress Recommends Funding to Discourage Child Marriage in Developing Countries

The recent Foreign Operations appropriations bill directs the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to make funds available “for activities to reduce the incidence of child marriage in developing countries.”  The International Center for Research on ...


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Erin Sines

Director, On Nigeria
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Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Kate Abramson

Team Administrator, On Nigeria
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Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
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Ursula Wheeler

Team Coordinator, On Nigeria

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer