Maternal Health Initiative
Our Maternal Health Initiatives are a collection of research and interventions aiming to address several aspects of maternal health that impact morbidity, mortality and quality of life.
In 2015, we began a partnership with Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Ghana, first aimed at investigating the effectiveness of GIRHL’s innovative but simple device (the Prenabelt) for reducing the rates of stillbirth and low-birthweight. After a period of productive collaboration, we broadened our partnership to create a comprehensive maternal health research and development program aimed at improving patient care throughout health care systems in West Africa.
KBTH is the third largest hospital in continental Africa. Over 11,000 babies are born at KBTH yearly (about 31 babies per day). Our Ghanaian team is world class and consists of 2 OBGYNs, 3 midwives, and 1 biostatistician.