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How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2008 Grant Recipients

Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (2008) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2008) Northwestern University (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008 ... Read More

Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule

President Obama signed an executive order lifting restrictions that prevented U.S. aid to international organizations that promote or perform abortions with their own funds. Read More

Catch the Baby

“Learning, Knowing, and Serving: The MacArthur Foundation in Africa,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to support knowledge for, in, from, and about Africa, efforts he argues are crucial to the positive growth of African institutions. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in India: Report on Activities

In this report: Message from the President Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Adolescents Sangath: Supporting Children and Adolescents Mahila Sewa Trust: Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Women Survey Examines Youth Sexual and ... Read More
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Preventing Maternal Mortality

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of efforts to comply with the UN's Millennium Development Goals and reduce maternal mortality worldwide, visit

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Vikram Patel of Sangath

Sangath, Goas largest and most successful health-related NGO, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.


MacArthur Discussion Series Reducing Maternal Mortality

More than half a million women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Read More
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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Wafaa El-Sadr

Public health physician Wafaa El-Sadr was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.


Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the UN Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details how U.S. foundations can serve as important partners to the United Nations in achieving the latter's Millenium Development Goals. Read More