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UN Announces $40 Billion Commitment to Fight Maternal and Child Deaths

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investment, which includes $30 million in grants from MacArthur. Read More
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Carlos D. Bustamante, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Population geneticist Carlos D. Bustamante was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. 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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Conference Shapes Collective Efforts on Maternal Health

With MacArthur support, organizations from India, Mexico, and Nigeria joined academics and government officials at the first global technical meeting focused solely on maternal health. Read More

Delhi Government Ordered to Pay Pregnant Woman Who Was Denied Care

The Delhi High Court ordered the Government of Delhi to compensate a woman who gave birth alone three months after she was denied medical benefits by a public maternity center. Read More

MacArthur and Gates Foundations Support White Ribbon Alliance to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Together, the two foundations awarded $4.9 million to help the WRA make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and newborns around the world. Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

Research of MacArthur Fellow and grantee Sue J. Goldie suggests that better family planning, improved emergency obstetrical care, and support for safe abortion could significantly reduce maternal mortality in India in less than a decade. Read More

Book Review by Judith Helzner on The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

MacArthur Director of Population and Reproductive Health Judith Helzner reviews Michelle Goldberg's book. Read More