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Healthy Aging Begins At Home

Communities across the country must make meeting the needs of older residents a priority as they plan for the future, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task ... 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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Immigration Reform and Midwest Healthcare

By 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 46,100 to 90,400 physicians, according to a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that asserts that current federal immigration policies hinder the ... 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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Senior Housing Coordinators Help Reduce Hospital Admissions

A study of 9,000 adults by LeadingAge and The Lewin Group finds the availability of an on-site service coordinator, such as a social worker, at federally subsidized senior housing reduced hospital admissions among residents by ... 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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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