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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 http://www.macfound.org/population.

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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.

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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.

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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
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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Peter Pronovost

Critical care physician Peter Pronovost 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.

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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Sally Temple

Neuroscientist Sally Temple 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.

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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Diane Meier

Geriatrician Diane Meier 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.

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Group Moves to Prevent Unethical Recruitment of Foreign Educated Nurses

A Task Force representing unions, health care organizations, educational and licensure bodies, and recruiters today released the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Initiative

How Housing Matters is an ongoing, five-year, $25 million research initiatives to deepen the literature on the effect that investments in affordable housing have on social and economic outcomes. Read More