Current Research: A prospective, population-based pregnancy study in low-middle income countries. Sites enroll pregnant women and follow 6 weeks post-delivery. Enrolling 60,000 women/year, MNH quantifies services, and provides stillbirth, neonatal and maternal mortality rates to inform research.

Maternal Newborn Health Registry is a prospective, population-based study of pregnancies and their outcomes in low-middle income countries (DRC, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Zambia and Kenya). All pregnant women in participating clusters are registered and their outcomes tracked for 6 weeks post-delivery. The primary purpose of this prospective, population-based observational study of approximately 60,000 women per year is to quantify and understand the trends in pregnancy services and outcomes over time in defined, low-resource geographic clusters. The goal is to provide population-based statistics on stillbirths, neonatal and maternal mortality as the basis of health care policy. The data from the registry also provide the mortality and morbidity outcomes for Global Network trials and help investigators plan future studies for the Global Network.
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Investigators
  • Carl Bose, MD
  • Antoinette Tshefu, MD, PhD
  • Waldemar Carlo, MD
  • Elwyn Chomba, MBChB, DCH, MRCP
  • Michael Hambidge, MD, ScD
  • Ana Garcés, MD, MPH
  • Richard Derman, MD, MPH
  • Bhalchandra Kodkany, MD, MBBS
  • Robert Goldenberg, MD
  • Sarah Saleem, MD, MSc
  • Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD
  • Archana Patel, MD, DNB, MSCE
  • Edward Liechty, MD
  • Fabian Esamai, MBChB, MMed, PhD
  • Elizabeth McClure, PhD
Institutions
  • UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
  • JN Medical College, Belgaum, India
  • Kinshasa School of Public Health
  • Columbia University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Boston University
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Lata Medical Research Foundation, Nagpur, India
  • Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá
  • Indiana University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
  • RTI International
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