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Our Research


Fifteen years of collaboration to advance maternal and newborn health.


Integrating maternal and newborn care for better results

Mother holding new baby on her chest


Improving maternal health with Maryland's Maternal Health Innovation Program.

The results of our research are used by local, national, and international policymakers and programs to improve care and outcomes for millions of women and their infants. 

Since 2005, we have led dozens of studies in low-income countries investigating key questions related to community-based care for mothers and newborns, such as postnatal care home visits, umbilical cord-cleansing practices and simplified antibiotic treatment for newborn infections. 

In the United States, we are developing and evaluating innovations to improve maternal health. We support hospitals to identify, review, and learn from severe maternal morbidity cases, and work together to implement change strategies that create a more equitable culture of care. 

The AMANHI Study

The Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) study in Sylhet district, Bangladesh, is using ongoing newborn intervention trials to obtain data critical to maternal, fetal and newborn health.

Integrated Maternal and Newborn Care

This study in Morogoro, Tanzania is evaluating strategies for integrating care for HIV positive and negative mothers and infants.