Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Ongoing research projects

  • Antenatal corticosteroids study (ANCS) trial
    A multi-country, multi-centre, two-arm, parallel, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of imminent preterm birth in health facilities in low-resource settings to improve newborn outcomes - ANCS. Maternal and newborn health. Countries: Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan
  • Early intervention for optimal linear growth and development trial
    Improving linear growth of children in low income settings through integrated health nutritional, environmental and care interventions in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and early childhood. A randomized controlled trial to achieve the maximum growth potential of infants and children living in poor households. Women's, maternal, newborn and child health. Country: India
  • Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI)
    HeLTI is an international research collaboration where four linked intervention cohorts will implement and test approaches to i) prevent overweight and obesity in children and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and ii) improve early childhood development (ECD). Women's, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. Countries: Canada, China, India, South Africa.
  • Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (i-KMC) study
    A multi-centre study of the efficacy of immediate Kangaroo Mother Care in improving survival. Newborn health. Countries: Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) research study
    A multi-centre study for an innovative approach to jump start simplified management of sick young infants with PSBI where referral is not possible for potential scale-up. Newborn health. Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan
  • Zinc Therapeutic Dosing Trial (ZTDT)
    Zinc dosing trial to determine optimal dose of zinc for acute diarrhoea in India and United Republic of Tanzania. Child health. Countries: India, United Republic of Tanzania