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International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

About Us

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Mission Statement and Vision

We develop and evaluate inexpensive community-based approaches with the potential to save the lives of millions of mothers and babies.

Our mission is to improve maternal and newborn health in low-income countries by:

Established in 2005 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, our interdisciplinary team applies expertise in public health, behavioral sciences, nutrition, medicine, engineering, and informatics. Our center also relies on a strong local workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to implement and evaluate low-cost solutions to prevent illnesses and deaths in the world’s most vulnerable mothers and babies.

Conducting Research, Generating Evidence

Our research is conducted in developing countries in partnership with ministries of health and local public health institutions, peripheral health facilities and frontline health workers. We utilize the local work force and a blend of local and international expertise to design, customize, and implement low-cost and culturally acceptable solutions to prevent illness and deaths among the world’s most vulnerable women and their infants.