The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (Global Network) is a partnership dedicated to improving maternal and child health outcomes and building health research capacity in resource-poor settings by testing cost-effective, sustainable interventions that provide guidance for the practice of evidence-based medicine.


WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health

October 04, 2019:

Congratulations to the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi on their designation as a “WHO Collaborating Center Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health” for a period of four years effective from September 16, 2019 with the following ”Terms of Reference”:


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Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) and size at birth: A population-based analysis using the Finnish Medical Birth Register Link

February 28, 2019:

Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) is used clinically to prepare the fetal lung for impending preterm birth, but animal and human studies link corticosteroids to smaller size. Read More »


Effect of a novel vital sign device on maternal mortality and morbidity in low-resource settings Attachment

February 15, 2019:

An article of interest on a trial that tested the introduction of Microlife VSA blood pressure monitoring device.


Inexpensive supplement for women increases infant birth size Link

February 11, 2019:

Findings from NIH-funded study could combat undernutrition in poor areas of the world. 


Recent Publications

Association between birth attendant type and delivery site and perinatal outcomes.  Link

March 19, 2019:

Manasyan A, Chomba E, Moore J, Wallace D, McClure EM, Koso-Thomas M, Carlo WA, NICHD Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2019 Feb

This population-based observational study used data collected prospectively for home and facility deliveries conducted by TBAs and nurse-midwives in 13 rural communities in Zambia between September 1, 2009, and December 31, 2015.


Malpresentation in low- and middle-income countries: associations with perinatal and maternal outcomes in the Global Network Link

February 08, 2019:

Duffy CR, Moore JL, Saleem S, Tshefu A, Bose CL, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Garces AL, Krebs NF, Hambidge KM, Goudar SS, Derman RJ, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai Liechty EA, Wallace DD, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL; NICHD Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research. Read More »


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