Preterm Birth Initiative Study
The East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-EA) is working to reduce the number of preterm births and save the lives of preterm infants and their mothers, by improving quality of care and engaging in discovery research in regions of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
Ultrasound Scan Study
Objective: This study aims to determine if the introduction of a clinical assessment checklist and/or limited obstetric ultrasound at labour triage can improve identification of six selected high-risk obstetric conditions prior to birth at Iganga General Hospital and three lower-level facilities in the Busoga Region, Uganda.
Community in which Mothers and Newborns Thrive (COMONETH) project Context
The COMONETH project which is slated to run from mid-2017 through mid-2020 targets the mother, her unborn baby (to prevent stillbirths) and the newly born baby (to reduce neonatal deaths) in Luuka District in Eastern Uganda.
Maternal and Newborn Scale-Up (MANeSCALE) Project
Between 2014 to 2016 the Centre has been implementing projects aimed at strengthening health system interventions for improving care for both the mother and the baby in a network of six hospitals in Busoga region. The projects include the Referral Network study, Regionalizing Maternal and Newborn Care study and Kangaroo Mother Care study. These six hospitals include: Jinja Regional Referral hospital, Buluba, Bugiri, Kamuli Mission, Kamuli government and Iganga Hospitals. These studies were done through three major interventions: (1) Training of health workers to impart skills, (2) Mentorship to sustain the skills, and (3) Catalytic provision of key commodities including equipment and drugs.
Early childhood nutrition and development feasibility study
With Funding from the British Academy, The Centre of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in partnership with University College London, will conduct formative research to develop a scalable intervention to improve early childhood nutrition and stimulation in rural Uganda, and assess its feasibility and acceptability through small scale pre-testing.