Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health
Maternal, adolescent and child health is an emerging and critical field. Every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, 2.9 million newborns die within their first month, and an additional 2.6 million are stillborn. (cit.)
Increasing numbers of adolescents around the globe are living on the street, are abused and neglected, are engaging in high risk behaviors, and suffer from physical and mental health needs. Many prematurely die due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses. (cit.)
DGHI seeks to improve mental and physical well-being of women, adolescents, and children through collaborative research across diverse disciplines, including engineering, economics, environmental sciences, biology, medicine, public health, psychology, law and public policy.
Our goal is to foster discussion among the broad orphan & vulnerable children (OVC) community to promote evidence-based, peer-reviewed research. This site was founded by the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University, but it is a collaborative project with connections to many other research institutions.
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Global Maternal Adolescent and Child Health (MACH) Conference Grant
The Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health (MACH) Committee at the Duke Global Health Institute is pleased to offer conference awards to MACH committee members. These awards are aimed at faculty and research scholars looking to represent the MACH committee, network with other MACH experts, and explore potential collaborations.Learn More
Transforming Global Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health: From Research Evidence to Practice and Policy
The Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health working group at the Duke Global Health Institute held the Transforming Global Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health: From Research Evidence to Practice and Policy symposium on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Duke University. Dr. Gavin Yamey, Dr. Mariam Claeson and Ms. Ann Starrs were the keynote speakers, and 16 panelists from Duke University, University of Chapel Hill, IntraHealth International, FHI30 and Ipas presented on the topics Integrated Interventions, Social Innovation and Technology, Global Mental Health, and Adolescence. The MACH working group at DGHI is looking forward to continuing collaborations throughout the triangle region with MACH experts.