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New article in The Lancet shows that home-based care significantly reduces neonatal mortality. From the GRA project, Community-based Interventions to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh.









Global Research Activity

In fall 2003, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) $37 million to lead the Agency’s global research activities over the next five years. The Global Research Activity (GRA) is a consortium of organizations that collectively has substantial health and nutrition research leadership and technical expertise, and contributes to the evidence base for programs and policies worldwide in the areas of nutrition, maternal and child health, and the reduction of infectious diseases.

The vision of the GRA Partnership is to advance the health status of infants, children, mothers and families in the areas of Micronutrients and Dietary Interventions, Child Health, Maternal and Neonatal Health, and Tuberculosis. Within each area lies a comprehensive but focused agenda to reach our goals by conducting research in key nutrition and health care service interventions that can shape policy and practice and have been agreed upon by GRA Partners. 

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