cmnhr-ugandaThe Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Newborn Health Research (CMNHR) was established in 2013 to serve as a one stop centre for information, research and capacity building. The centre operates as a knowledge management arm for the national newborn steering committee to the meet the desire of increasing access and availability of reliable knowledge and information to stimulate action and service delivery. We are a team of highly trained, remarkable, and self-motivating people.

In the Sustainable Development Goals era as it was in the Millennium Development Goal period, maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality will remain the greatest bottlenecks to health and development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A major challenge exists on how to bridge the gap between knowledge, policy, and implementation. With Support from the Saving Newborn Lives (SNL), Save the Children with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we hope to bridge the highlighted gap in order to stimulate action and service delivery.

Strategic Focus
Our purpose is to create a maternal and newborn health knowledge and information hub and create opportunities for evidence informed policy making in Uganda.

Our Approach

  • Developing and monitoring implementation of an evidence-based national maternal and newborn health research agenda.
  • Strengthening technical capacity for maternal and newborn healthcare in the country.
  • Strengthening maternal and newborn health knowledge management and information dissemination efforts.