Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Completed research projects

Recently completed research: publication in preparation

A community-based model of delivery of Kangaroo Mother Care for improving child survival and brain development in low birth weight newborns, Haryana, India.

Aetiology of neonatal infection in South Asia (ANISA).

A multi country cohort study to determine population based rates, timing and causes of maternal deaths, still births and neonatal deaths – AMANHI Mortality study.

A multi country cohort study to determine population based rates of maternal morbidity and its relationship with fetal and neonatal outcomes – AMANHI, Morbidity study.

A multi country cohort study to determine population based rates of preterm birth and approaches to determine gestational age – AMANHI, Gestational age study.

Clan involved approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a rural minority area of China.

Community Case Management of Chest Indrawing Pneumonia with oral amoxicillin in children aged 2-59 months old by Community Oriented Resources Persons (CORPs) in Niger state, Nigeria - RACE.

District-wide implementation of maternal and neonatal near miss reviews in Nepal: An implementation research study to inform scale-up

Effectiveness of emollient therapy in reducing neonatal mortality, UP, India

Empowering district-level managers to improve health worker performance in Nepal

Improving the quality of childbirth and neonatal care in Primary Health Centres in two districts of Haryana, India

Operationalising the policy of treating uncomplicated pneumonia, and diarrhoea and fever in children aged 2-59 months by Community Health Workers – ICCM Haryana, India

Pharmacovigilance of infants exposed to antiretroviral drugs given to HIV-infected mothers during breastfeeding – Malawi

The development of a Simple, Effective, Labour Monitoring to Action (SELMA) tool for Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty (BOLD) Uganda and Nigeria

Completed research with publications

INSPIRE – INtegrating and Scaling up PMTCT through Implementation Research (INSPIRE) projects: implementation research to improve retention-in-care of mothers living with HIV

LABOUR COMPANION study – Development and implementation of a labour companionship model for integration in public hospitals in three Arab middle-income countries

MORTALITY in HIV-exposed children study – Estimating the relative mortality risk of HIV-exposed, uninfected children

NEWHINTS – Effect of home visits intervention on neonatal mortality and care practices in Ghana

NOMPILO – A continuous quality improvement intervention to improve the effectiveness of community health workers providing care to mother and children – South Africa

PSBI - SATT Pakistan – Simplified antibiotic regimens for the management of sepsis in young infants in first level facilities: Randomized controlled trial Pakistan.

SAM treatment trial – Evaluating the impact of three feeding regimens on the recovery of children from uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in India and to use the evidence to inform national policy – SAM, India.

SBA scale-up study – Overcoming barriers to scaling up the utilization of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Nepal.