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An Update on Maternal Health

A special issue of The Lancet provides an update on the status of maternal health—its epidemiology, successes, and current challenges—within the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals framework. Read More
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Advancing Midwifery in Mexico

The Mexican Midwifery Association, created with support from MacArthur, has been accepted to the International Confederation of Midwives, an important step toward Mexico’s fuller recognition of professional midwifery. Read More
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Improving Outcomes, Quality of Maternal Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile and electronic health initiatives, maternal death reviews, counseling and health education programs, and community mobilization efforts are just a few interventions that effectively improve maternal health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More
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Finding What Works to Improve Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

Research shows that while a number of interventions can help improve health outcomes in young people, there is no single action or intervention that can broadly meet the needs of all young people across geographies. Read More
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Lancet Commission Focuses on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

A special issue of "The Lancet" focuses on the health and wellbeing of the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults, the largest generation the world has seen and one that faces unprecedented social ... Read More
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Mexican Law Eases Restrictions on Rape Survivors

Mexican law now outlines how rape survivors can access abortion care, a change due in part to the policy work of MacArthur grantee Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida. Read More
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Policy Reform Improves Access to Misoprostol in Ghana

The agency responsible for implementing health policies in Ghana has taken steps to improve access to the drug misoprostol that stand to benefit the reproductive health of Ghanaian women. Read More
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Evaluating Governmental Accountability for Maternal Health in Nigeria: A Midline Report

This midline evaluation report builds on the portfolio’s baseline evaluation to assess the progress of its activities to date and identify what grantees should do more of, less of, or differently in the remaining year ... Read More
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Assessing Health and Demographics in India

A large part of India has shown substantial improvement in the health of its citizens, according to the first phase of results from the fourth National Family Health Survey. Read More
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Improving Access to Care in Northern Nigeria

An emergency transport program piloted in four northern states of Nigeria by Health Partners International has helped to bring 19,000 pregnant women in emergency situations to health facilities since 2009. Read More
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Assessing Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria

Though permitted only when necessary to save a woman’s life, induced abortion is common in Nigeria, according to a study by the Guttmacher Institute and the University of Ibadan. Read More
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Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights in Kenya

The High Court of Kenya has ordered the Kenyan Ministry of Health to end the discrimination and abuse experienced by women in public maternity hospitals. Read More
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Assessing Barriers to Reproductive Rights in Mexico

A Spanish-language report by Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida assesses the state of reproductive rights in Mexico, and finds that Mexican women face serious hindrances to exercising their reproductive rights. Read More
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Sustaining Health and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

Research shows that a project that integrated population, health, and environment initiatives achieved promising results the individual, community, and structural levels in Lake Victoria Basin. Read More
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Assessing Economic and Social Impacts of Maternal Death

A report by Family Care International and several research partners focuses on the immediate and long-term effects of maternal death on children, households, and communities in developing countries. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Erin Sines

Director
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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
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Gabriela Suarez

Program Administrator
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Ursula Wheeler

Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation