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:
- Enhancing the understanding of the major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality
- Developing evidenced-based and cost-effective public health interventions against them
- Disseminating the learnings and providing policy support for large scale programming
- Providing evaluation and implementation research support to large programs
- Capacity building of local institutions
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.