About Us


Who We Are

The Members of the Global Network

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. This unique collaboration includes 8 multidisciplinary research sites and a Data Coordinating Center. Scientific oversight for the Global Network comes from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is part of the National Institutes of Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Our Brochure

What We Do

To improve maternal and child survival, the Global Network research focuses on high-need areas, such as preventing life-threatening obstetric complications, modifying childbirth practices, improving infant birth weight and nutrition, and reducing prematurity and complications from preterm delivery in rural and peri-urban communities. Scientists from developing countries, together with peers in the United States, lead teams that address priority research needs through randomized clinical trials and implementation research conducted in low-resource areas.

Where We Work


Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa
Site PI: Antoinette Tshefu, Kinshasa School of Public Health
US PI: Carl Bose, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kenya, Eldoret
Site PI: Fabian Esamai, Moi University
US PI: Ed Liechty, Indiana University

Zambia, Lusaka
Site PI: Elwyn Chomba, University Teaching Hospital
US PI: Wally Carlo, University of Alabama Birmingham

Guatemala, Guatemala City
Site PI: Manolo Mazariegos, Institute of Nutrition of Central America And Panama (INCAP)
US PI: Nancy Krebs, University of Colorado Denver

Bangladesh, Dhaka
Site PI: Rashidul Haque, icddr,b
US PI: Bill Petri, University of Virginia

India, Belagavi
Site PI: Shivaprasad Goudar, KLE University
US PI: Richard Derman, Thomas Jefferson University

India, Nagpur
Site PI: Archana Patel, Lata Medical Research Foundation (LMRF)
US PI: Pat Hibberd, Boston University

Pakistan, Karachi
Site PI: Sarah Saleem, The Aga Khan University
US PI: Robert Goldenberg, Columbia University