The results of our research are used by country-specific and global policymakers and programs to improve the care of millions of women and their infants in low-resource settings.
Since 2005, we have led dozens of studies in low-income countries investigating key questions related to community-based care for mothers and newborns, such as postnatal care home visits, umbilical cord-cleansing practices and simplified antibiotic treatment for newborn infections.
Ongoing studies in Africa and Asia investigate essential questions related to maternal and newborn survival, such as:
- Which bacteria and viruses cause newborn infections?
- How can we simplify approaches to prevent deaths from preterm births, birth asphyxia and infections?
- Which biomarkers and genetic markers predict outcomes such as eclampsia, stillbirth and newborn deaths?
- How can we ensure continued access to essential care for women during the antenatal, delivery and postpartum periods?