Over half a million women die each year due to pregnancy and delivery related causes. Nearly all maternal deaths occur in the developing world, with maternal mortality representing one of the largest health disparities between rich and poor countries.
We want to reduce the staggering number of maternal deaths in developing countries. We believe we have a responsibility to achieve this in cost-effective ways in order to reach people on a large scale.
Our focus areas include:
- Developing low-cost interventions that target high maternal health burden and uses existing health infrastructure and maximize existing human capacity
- Investigating low-cost, highly effective methods of reducing maternal mortality on a large scale, such as misoprostol
- Promoting the need for cost-effectiveness through economic analyses and innovative ways of using donor money, such as output-based assistance
- Controlling postpartum hemorrhage in home births in resource-scarce settings through leading-edge operations research
- Examining creative technologies and practices to improve maternal health on a large scale, regardless of controversy
- Setting priorities in maternal health
- Misoprostol to manage postpartum hemorrhage
- Policy meetings on reducing maternal mortality
- Cost effectiveness in health care delivery
- Population and Reproductive Health Partnership working to reduce maternal mortality in Northern Nigeria