Maternal and newborn health

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH Unit) set up in 2006, leads research in the area of Maternal and Newborn Health. The 4 strategic areas of the Unit are Skilled Birth Attendance, Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care, Quality of Care and Pregnancy Outcome. MNH Unit is the global coordinating and evaluation centre for the DFID funded ‘Making It Happen’ programme, and a WHO collaborating centre.

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (formally Maternal and Newborn Health Unit), set up in 2006, is headed by Professor Nynke Van den Broek, who has been leading research in the area of Maternal and Newborn Health for over 20 years.  The 4 strategic areas of the MNH Unit are Skilled Birth Attendance, Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care, Quality of Care and Pregnancy Outcome.  Nynke herself has worked in 10 African and 6 Asian countries as clinician, researcher and technical advisor.

As a leading, global centre of excellence for maternal and newborn health we aim to:

  • Improve the availability and quality of healthcare for mothers and babies
  • contributing to a global reduction in maternal and new born mortality and morbidity and improvement in quality of life. 

By:

  • Partnering strategically with governments and global agencies
  • Designing and implementing innovative, evidence-based healthcare packages and new frameworks for the evaluation of effectiveness
  • Ensuring new evidence and lessons learnt are shared across national boundaries to inform policy and practice
  • Planning for the pro-active growth of our research, technical assistance and teaching

We have a multi-national, multi-disciplinary team of 34 (17 academics and 17 support staff), and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to deliver a range of research, teaching and technical assistance programmes in Africa and Asia.

For further information about CMNH please visit our website: www.mnhu.org or call +44 (0)151 705 2500