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Stories From the Field: Zambia Link

June 01, 2020:

In the latest Stories from the Field article, Dr. Musaku Mwenechanya describes his experience working with the Global Network in Zambia over the past seven years. He outlines the barriers to healthcare that mothers and infants face in rural Zambia, and how his team hopes to use the data generated through Global Network trials to develop policy and sustainable solutions alongside the national government affecting critical maternal and child outcomes.  

 

COVID Realities From the Field: Bangladesh Link

May 08, 2020:

This week we talk to Dr. Rashidul Haque at icddr,b to learn about what the GN Bangladesh team is doing to adapt their practices and how they are keeping motivated and engaged.


https://globalnetwork.azurewebsites.net/About-Us/GN-COVID-Response-Site-Adaptations

 

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for NIH grants to Add or Expand Research Focused on Maternal Mortality Link

May 06, 2020:

The Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the opportunity for investigators with relevant active NIH-supported grants from the participating Institutes listed above to the scientific priorities that will lay the foundation for the Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE), which is in development.

Please access the link to the Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for NIH grants to Add or Expand Research Focused on Maternal Mortality.

 

GN COVID-19: Realities from the Field Link

April 21, 2020:

As part of the COVID-19: Realities From the Field series, there will be bi-weekly updates to share how COVID has affected each GN country. Each month a different site be featured so be sure to check back to see how the Global Network has adapted in the current environment. 


 

New GN Website Feature: Stories from the Field

March 11, 2020:

Stories from the Field is a space to showcase the narratives of the players who bring the Global Network to life. We will be interviewing key personnel about their journeys in Maternal and Child Health, experiences working with the Global Network, and perceived impact of the Global Network in their country. Read More »

 

Recent Publications

Low-dose aspirin for the prevention of preterm delivery in nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy (ASPIRIN): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Hoffman MK, Goudar SS, Kodkany BS, Metgud M, Somannavar M, Okitawutshu J, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Bose CL, Mwapule A, Mwenechanya M, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Chicuy J, Figueroa L, Garces A, Krebs NF, Jessani S, Zehra F, Saleem S, Goldenberg RL, Kurhe K, Das P, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Achieng E, Nyongesa P, Esamai F, Liechty EA, Goco N, Hemingway-Foday J, Moore J, Nolen TL, McClure EM, Koso-Thomas M, Miodovnik M, Silver R, Derman RJ, Achieng E, Bauserman M, Bose C, Bucher S, Carlo W, Chicuy J, Chomba E, Das P, Derman R, Esamai F, Figueroa L, Garces A, Goco N, Goldenberg R, Goudar S, Hemingway-Foday J, Hibberd P, Hoffman M, Jessani S, Krebs N, Kodkany B, Koso-Thomas M, Kurhe K, Liechty E, Lokangaka A, MacGuire E, McClure E, Metgud M, Miodovnik M, Moore J, Mwapule A, Mwenechanya M, Naqvi F, Naqvi S, Nathan R, Nolen T, Nyongesa P, Okitawutshu J, Parepalli S, Patel A, Saleem S, Silver R, Somannavar M, Soomro Z, Tshefu A, Wallace D, Zehra F. Low-dose aspirin for the prevention of preterm delivery in nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy (ASPIRIN): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet. 2020 1; 395(10220): . PubMed: 31982074 Protocols: ASPIRIN View


 
Preconception nutrition intervention improved birth length and reduced stunting and wasting in newborns in South Asia: The Women First Randomized Controlled Trial.

Dhaded SM, Hambidge KM, Ali SA, Somannavar M, Saleem S, Pasha O, Khan U, Herekar V, Vernekar S, Kumar S Y, Westcott JE, Thorsten VR, Sridhar A, Das A, McClure E, Derman RJ, Goldenberg RL, Koso-Thomas M, Goudar SS, Krebs NF. Preconception nutrition intervention improved birth length and reduced stunting and wasting in newborns in South Asia: The Women First Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE. 2020 ; 15(1): e0218960. PubMed: 31995570 PubMed Central: PMC6988936 Protocols: Women First View


 
Maternal Characteristics Affect Fetal Growth Response in the Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial.

Hambidge KM, Bann CM, McClure EM, Westcott JE, Garcés A, Figueroa L, Goudar SS, Dhaded SM, Pasha O, Ali SA, Derman RJ, Goldenberg RL, Koso-Thomas M, Somannavar MS, Herekar V, Khan U, Krebs NF. Maternal Characteristics Affect Fetal Growth Response in the Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial. Nutrients. 2019 Oct; 11(10): . PubMed: 31640153 PubMed Central: PMC6835723 Protocols: Women First View


 
Different Gut Microbial Profiles in Sub-Saharan African and South Asian Women of Childbearing Age Are Primarily Associated With Dietary Intakes

Tang M, Frank DN, Tshefu A, Lokangaka A, Goudar SS, Dhaded SM, Somannavar MS, Hendricks AE, Ir D, Robertson CE, Kemp JF, Lander RL, Westcott JE, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF. Different Gut Microbial Profiles in Sub-Saharan African and South Asian Women of Childbearing Age Are Primarily Associated With Dietary Intakes Front. Microbiol.. 2019 8; 10(): . PubMed: 31474951 PubMed Central: PMC6702451  View


 
Place of delivery and perinatal mortality in Kenya.

Kunkel M, Marete I, Cheng ER, Bucher S, Liechty E, Esamai F, Moore JL, McClure E, Vreeman RC. Place of delivery and perinatal mortality in Kenya. Semin. Perinatol.. 2019 Aug; 43(5): 252-259. PubMed: 31104765 Protocols: Maternal Newborn Health Registry View


 
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