Maternal and Child Health Center India
Who We Are
The Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Center in India works to strengthen public health education and accelerate research in maternal and child health. It prioritizes participatory and design thinking approaches in research, and implementation of public health interventions to amplify people’s voices and community ownership to improve health outcomes for women and children from vulnerable sections and enable an equitable progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The center focuses on, ensuring high quality care, strengthening primary health care delivery, addressing vaccine-preventable diseases, and enabling convergent action to address social determinants of health to meet the needs of women and children who live in urban and rural areas, who are marginalized and hard to reach.
The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to primary health services and immunization programs have deeply affected the most vulnerable groups, especially women, adolescent girls, and children. In response, Dr. Anita Shet, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Center India, shared a powerful message about the potential for innovative partnerships and public health to improve the health of women and children in India.
Our Mission and Vision
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