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.

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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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Request for Proposals

Global Maternal Adolescent and Child Health (MACH) Research
DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) invites interdisciplinary teams to submit research proposals in the area of Global Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health (MACH). Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health is a research priority for DGHI.

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Event Recap

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.

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