Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research
In 2018, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development renewed its support for the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research for another five years.
The partnership is dedicated to improving maternal and child health outcomes and building health research capacity in low/middle-income countries by testing cost-effective, sustainable interventions that provide guidance for the practice of evidence-based medicine.
IU’s involvement in the Global Network began with Edward A. Liechty, professor of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, and Fabian Esamai, professor of child health and principal of the College of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya in 2008. This cooperative multicenter network formed to conduct clinical research in low-resource countries with the aim of improving health and well-being of mothers and children.
Since its inception, IU’s partnership with Moi has established an efficient, productive research site in sub-Saharan Africa. The site consists of 16 clusters located in rural Western Kenya. It has contributed approximately 33,000 subjects to the Maternal Neonatal Health Registry database (MNH Registry) – the third most of the seven Global Network sites. The partnership has successfully participated in one completed study and is currently participating in two ongoing Global Network studies.
Contact: Edward A. Liechty