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International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

Policy and Impact

We recognize the responsibility of researchers in overcoming the gap between evidence and practice. Our work focuses on generating evidence which we follow through to policy formulation with the goal of large scale implementation with high coverage and quality.

Influencing Policy to Impact Millions

In 10 years, we have conducted more than 20 studies in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our research has changed policies and practices – and saved lives – all around the world.

We strive to translate our research findings into global and country-specific policies, which when put into practice can rapidly improve care for women and newborns in resource-poor settings. In the past decade, we’ve worked with global partners to update UNICEF/WHO policies and with in-country policymakers strengthening national policies.

Our research has influenced significant global and local policy changes, which are being implemented at scale, and have the potential to save the lives of more than a million babies every year. Our stories listed below provide a glimpse into the impact our work has had on global programs and policies.

As we tackle the most difficult remaining challenges to maternal and newborn survival, what will the next 10 years hold?

All photos courtesy of Child Health Research Foundation.