Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. The sheer scale of maternal health issues makes maternal well being and survival vital concerns. A decade after The Lancet published a Series on ... Read more
Introducing The Global Health Network
The Global Health Network aims to accelerate and streamline research through this innovative digital platform.Learn more
Communities of Practice
The Network is a thriving system of connected, yet individual, areas that are each led by research groups from all over the world.Learn more
The Global Health Network can transform research by enabling researchers to share methods across staff levels, communities, regions, diseases and disciplines of global health.Learn more
Sophisticated technologies, quality assured content
The Network is providing the sophisticated technology and the tools for this to happen allowing researchers to work together online, and to receive rigorous guidance and training that is written by experts.Learn more
Global Health Research Process Map
The Global Health Research Process Map, the first digital toolkit designed to enable researchers anywhere in the world to conduct rigorous global health research. It’s an open-access and internationally-available online resource that guides every process and method needed to initiate ...Learn more
INTERGROWTH-21st International Standards for Head Circumference
In response to the recent news about the Zika virus, we draw your attention to the International INTERGROWTH-21st Standards for Head Circumference of newborns.Learn more
A common monitoring framework for ending preventable maternal mortality, 2015–2030: Phase I of a multi-step process BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities World Health Organization Measuring progress in maternal and ... Read more
WHO is launching 3 publications to help countries improve their data on stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths. The first publication, the "WHO Application of the International Classification of Disease-10 to deaths during the perinatal period" (ICD-PM), is a standardized ... Read more
Every day, women die during childbirth and babies are born stillborn. With quality health care throughout pregnancy and childbirth, many of these deaths could be prevented, but countries often lack the knowledge and capacity needed to take actions to stop ... Read more
The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, ... Read more
On 7 May 2015, Brazil informed WHO/PAHO of its first laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus. In the last year the scientific community has learned an extraordinary amount about this virus and its effects. This article chronicles Zika virus from ... Read more
The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols and data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. Also in Espanol and Portugues. Read more
The How-To videos on impact evaluation draw from examples of impact evaluations to show you how to apply technical concepts. The videos in this series explore various topics related to designing, implementing and using impact evaluations. A short quiz at ... Read more
Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by ... Read more
Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. The 3rd edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox” has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct ... Read more
Accurate reporting of births, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal mortality, and measures of obstetric and neonatal care is critical to efforts to discover strategies for improving pregnancy outcomes in resource-limited settings. Because most of the sites in the Global Network have ... Read more
This seminar was presented on the 14th of July 2015, at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford on the subject of 'New global standards for Fetal and Newborn growth: findings and implications of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project'Go to page
We have recently obtained permission to share some very interesting videos on The Global Health Network. The videos are from Global Health Videos by Greg Martin. You can follow more ...
Antenatal corticosteroids are commonly used to reduce neonatal mortality, but most research to date has been in high-resource settings and few studies have evaluated its impact on stillbirth. In the ...
This study aims to determine the prevalence of non-violent forms of gender-based household maltreatment by husbands and in-laws (GBHM), and violence from in-laws (ILV) and husbands (IPV) against women during ...
This study provides evidence on antibiotic use by community health workers (CHWs) and caregivers to inform iCCM programmes, safeguarding current treatments whilst maximising access to care. The findings suggest that ...
Worldwide in 2010, 287000 women died, with many more suffering long-term disability, from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In the same year, globally 3.1 ...
World Maternal Anti-Fibrinolytic Trial
My name is Dr Gwewasang Martin, HIFA2015 Country Representative, and Founder & CEO of Adele Reproductive Health Foundation, a small registered non-profit that promotes women's ...
Research Ethics Online Training is adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by theWorld Health Organisation (WHO) for use by internal staff. Research is a vital ingredient for improved global health and scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research is especially important in resource-poor settings where the need for locally applicable research findings is so great. Therefore the WHO has very kindly granted permission for the adaption of this resource in a format and platform that is accessible to all.