The Advancing MNCH Knowledge Hub section highlights several subject areas in which members of our community have a substantial interest, a significant portfolio of work, and resources to share. In addition to highlighting our community's publications, projects, people, and events, this section provides context, helpful background information, and links to important resources that will provide more comprehensive coverage. Some of our topics will overlap, and as our community grows, so will the number of topics that are published on our site.

Knowledge Hub Collaborators

Implementation Science Collaborative

Implementation Science Collaboration logoThe Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) was formed and grew out of USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) project. The ISC champions and facilitates the use of data to improve health interventions, practices, programs, and policies in low and middle-income countries. Partners in the ISC are committed to strategically involving diverse implementers, advocates, policy makers, researchers and donors, driving sustainable change to protect and empower some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The HEARD Project and the ISC provided support to launch the Advancing MNCH Knowledge Hub and shared briefs, tools, frameworks, and other information resources.

Bixby Center

UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health logoThe UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health integrates research, training, clinical care, and advocacy to advance reproductive autonomy, equitable and compassionate care, and reproductive and sexual health worldwide. Advancing MNCH is a knowledge dissemination partner for the Bixby Center.

Gender Equity

Empowering women and girls and reducing gender inequality is key to improving the health of women, children, and households more broadly. 

Respectful Maternity Care

Respectful maternity care is a fundamental human right for all birthing persons. It is grounded in dignified, confidential, and high-quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Obstetric Complications

Complications that arise during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, or obstetric and neonatal complications, are important drivers of maternal and neonatal mortality.