We partner with local and international stakeholders including national governments, policymakers, program managers and donors to rapidly translate our results into effective programs and policies.
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences – Tanzania
A team of multi-disciplinary investigators from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health led by Abdullah Baqui work with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Jhpiego to improve the quality of health services provided to mothers, newborns and children in Tanzania.
- Leading health sciences university in Tanzania, with schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and Institutes of Allied Health Sciences and Traditional Medicine,
- Trains Tanzanian healthcare workers at all levels, and
- Conducts epidemiological, social science, clinical, economic, health systems, and policy research to guide practice and policy throughout the country.
Projahnmo Study Group – Bangladesh
Project for Advancing the Health of Newborns and Mothers (Projahnmo, a word that means generation in Bangla) is a group of researchers and several hundred field staff specializing in cutting-edge maternal, neonatal and child health research.
Established by Abdullah Baqui in 2001, Projahnmo is a groundbreaking partnership between Johns Hopkins University, the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Shimantik, and the Child Health Research Foundation.
Projahnmo specializes in:
- Leading large randomized trials, cohort studies and case-control studies to better understand the major causes of neonatal, child, and maternal morbidity and mortality,
- Developing cost-effective public health interventions against these causes, and evaluating the impact of public health interventions,
- Using results to strengthen health programs and policies in Bangladesh and around the world,
- Applying multi-disciplinary approaches with a team of epidemiologists, statisticians, clinical scientists, social scientists, laboratory scientists, economists, and data system analysts, and
- Training the next generation of young Bangladeshi researchers to be leaders in the public health field.
- Several hundred well trained and experienced field staff,
- Strong rapport with the community,
- Surveillance system maintained by a team of dedicated and trained community health workers and managers,
- Field laboratory with specimen processing, storage, microscopic examinations, blood culture, and conventional microbiology,
- Reference laboratories in Dhaka at our partner institutions, Child Health Research Foundation and icddr,b, equipped with molecular testing,
- Links with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders in the country, and
- Global collaboration with the WHO, CDC, as well as universities in Bangladesh and abroad.