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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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Study Finds Hope for Amphibians Battling Deadly Fungus

Climate change may make environmental conditions for the deadly chytrid fungus, which is killing amphibians worldwide, unsuitable in some regions and could stave off spread of the disease in African amphibian populations. Read More
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Survivors

Presenting personal and community context to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, through the eyes of local filmmaker 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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Traditional Fishermen Put Local Marine Management on Madagascar’s National Agenda

More than 100 leaders of fishing communities from all over Madagascar took place in a recent MacArthur-supported MIHARI network forum to promote local management of marine and coastal areas and resources across the country. 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

"In West Africa, a Mission to Save Minds"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Alto-Porvorim Sangath
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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. Read More