ARTH Rajasthan gets $1 Million MacArthur Foundation award

Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH) a rajasthan based NGO wins $1 Million MacArthur Foundation award. ARTH is a private, non-profit, research and training organization that was established by a group of professionals in 1997 with the intent to contribute to the improvement of health status among underprivileged communities in India. ARTH focuses on the health needs of marginalized rural and urban slum inhabitants, as well as on those of vulnerable groups like adolescents, women, migrants and unorganized labor.
Eleven organisations based in six countries, including one in India, will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced in Chicago. These constitute grants of $350,000 to $1 million each. They were described in a media release as “highly creative and effective organisations that have made a remarkable impact in their fields, driving significant change on modest budgets.” MacArthur President Robert Gallucci said: “These exceptional organisations effectively address pressing national and international challenges and they have had an impact that is disproportionate to their small size.” It promotes sexual and reproductive health, neonatal and child health, and health systems and policy in rural Rajasthan.