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Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Northern Uganda (PREMAND)

Every year more than a quarter of a million women die from pregnancy-related causes, and nearly three million babies die before they reach one month of age. While the clinical causes of these deaths are well known, the complex social and cultural antecedents that increase the likelihood of deaths from largely preventable causes are not well understood. The Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND) project is funded by USAID/Ghana and implemented by University of Michigan Medical School and the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC). These two implementers utilize techniques of: social autopsy to determine causes of maternal and neonatal deaths; community audits to determine factors associated with maternal and neonatal near-misses; and geographic information system (GIS) technology to help visualize the spatial information for pilot initiatives at selected innovation sites to translate project findings into locally-tailored solutions.

Every year more than a quarter of a million women die from pregnancy-related causes, and nearly three million babies die before they reach one month of age. While the clinical causes of these deaths are well known, the complex social and cultural antecedents that increase the likelihood of deaths from largely preventable causes are not well understood. The Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND) project is funded by USAID/Ghana and implemented by University of Michigan Medical School and the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC). These two implementers utilize techniques of: social autopsy to determine causes of maternal and neonatal deaths; community audits to determine factors associated with maternal and neonatal near-misses; and geographic information system (GIS) technology to help visualize the spatial information for pilot initiatives at selected innovation sites to translate project findings into locally-tailored solutions.

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  • Lead Implementer: University of Michigan Medical School; Navrongo Health Research Centre
  • Sub Partners: n/a
  • Project Duration: 2014-2017
  • Country Regions: Northern, Upper Eastern and Upper Western Region
  • Technical Areas: Monitoring & Evaluation; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
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Raymon Aborigo & Cheryl Moyer

Implementing Manager/Co-Project Director