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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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More Nigerian States Accessing UBEC Funds

The number of Nigerian states picking up their share of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Fund has grown following a convening of representatives from UBEC and state basic education boards. Read More
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Hope for the Missing Link

Rice 360°’s Queen Dube knows how to care for sick newborns. Dube and her physician partners agree, the missing link to saving more babies’ lives is the technology. Read More
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Engaging the Community to Reach One Billion with Nutritious Crops

HarvestPlus’ novel idea to fortify staple food crops required input and buy-in from agriculture and health scientists, governments, and most importantly farmers, because biofortification won't grow, literally or figuratively, without them says CEO Bev Postma. Read More
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A Vision for All of Africa

Leveraging its experience, The Carter Center’s CEO Mary Ann Peters said it is determined to eliminate, not just control, river blindness in Nigeria, as it has done in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Guatemala. Read More
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Broken in the Warm Heart of Africa

Maria Oden watched her newborn daughter cling to life with the help of technology which motivated the Rice University bioengineer to help develop a suite of rugged, simple technologies to save lives of Malawi newborns. Read More
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Inspiration for our Work

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, shares how recently seeing a team of Ethiopian doctors, nurses, and trainees restore sight to nearly 900 blind people reminded him of the Himalayan Cataract Project’s origins. Read More