About us

Facilitating connection, collaboration and cooperation to advance maternal, newborn, child health globally.

We believe it is possible to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child mortality and reduce morbidity. To do this, we must work collaboratively across the reproductive lifecourse – from preconception to pregnancy to postnatal periods - with women, communities, and the health systems that serve them.

We are a group of researchers and implementers who work together on MNCH projects in low-resource settings worldwide. We focus on the strategies that improve access to care and quality of care including facility-based and community-based provision of services. This portfolio of projects includes testing new interventions, implementing innovative approaches to increase the use of evidence-based practices, evaluating impact and processes, exploring measurement and indicators, and influencing national polices that will improve the health and well-being of mothers, babies, children and their families.

Although substantial progress has been made over the last two decades, MNCH challenges remain complex and stubborn. Many deaths can be prevented with timely and appropriate access to skilled care across the lifecourse. Addressing these challenges requires collective action – from making critical investments, to learning from one another’s failures and successes, to working together to innovate and ensure dissemination and change.

This website serves as a shared space to showcase collaborative MNCH-related work and learn about projects, programs, people and partners. So often, information about funded collaborative projects lives on independent project websites and there is little opportunity to appreciate the vast network of collaboration amongst the MNCH research community or the multi- dimensional efforts that are underway. By creating a digital space where a community of researchers can share and find basic information about their and others’ work and teams, much like a directory, it can help facilitate collaborations and connections that better serve local communities and priorities. It will accelerate our ability to understand what works, how it works, and why it works. We believe that it is through these connections, collaborations, and collective action that together we can advance health for mothers, babies, and children worldwide.

Depending on the unique needs of each project, agreement, grant, or intervention, we focus on implementation science - bridging evidence to action, with a focus on local capacity building and sustainability and a commitment to equity and local ownership.