“Our trials may not be rocket science, but they are applicable to large community settings in low income areas around the world where there is potential for large impact,” Dr. Shivaprasad Goudar proudly claimed when asked about the impact of the Global Network. At the January 2020 GN Steering Committee meeting, Dr. Goudar expanded upon his past twenty years of implementing maternal and child health research studies as the Senior Foreign Investigator in Belagavi, India.
Dr. Goudar: Though at the beginning 100% of our funding came from the Global Network, we are now funded by a variety of other organizations including WHO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK Medical Research Council, Thrasher Research Fund, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India, and many more. We have even expanded our network to other medical colleges in India including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and even Jaipur in Rajasthan! Our site is in a great position to sustain our research, attract more funding, and benefit our community with our gained expertise.