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International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

mother and child
Our research has changed policies and practices around the world. Learn More
GMB Akash/Save the Children Bangladesh
Fifteen years of collaboration to advance maternal and newborn health. Learn More
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Integrating maternal and newborn care for better results. Learn More

Developing evidence-based practices to save lives at birth.

Since 1990, the world has made remarkable progress toward the halving of maternal deaths and deaths in children under 5. Yet the childbirth and newborn periods remain a time of incredible vulnerability.

About 2 out of 3 maternal and newborn deaths occur around childbirth and the first week of life. We have the knowledge and technology to prevent the vast majority of these deaths, but it has been very difficult to make headway.

About Us

We develop and evaluate inexpensive community-based approaches that save millions of mothers and babies.

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We partner with local and international stakeholders on community-based research.

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Stories From the Field

Personal stories from our team about the impact of their work around the world

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Projahnmo Project

Learn about our work with Projahnmo and how the lessons learned in Sylhet, Bangladesh provide a powerful approach to reducing the needless deaths of newborns globally.
Video by the Projahnmo Project.