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  • CAREER TALK

    CAREER TALK

    CMNHR Principal Investigator Dr Peter Waiswa speaks to interns at Iganga Hospital
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  • DONOR'S VISIT

    DONOR'S VISIT

    Ms Caroline Cederlof of Social Initiative-Sweden, co-funders of the MANeSCALE study at Kamuli Mission Hospital
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  • ENGAGING LEADERSHIP

    ENGAGING LEADERSHIP

    Busoga Hospital chiefs commit to ending preventable maternal & newborn deaths
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  • MEDIA ATTENTION

    MEDIA ATTENTION

    Changes brought about by our studies attract media coverage
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  • PRETERM STUDY

    PRETERM STUDY

    Preparatory meeting for our upcoming Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Study
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  • RETREAT

    RETREAT

    As 2015 came to a close we retreated to Jinja for a review and planning event
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The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Newborn Health Research (CMNHR) was established in 2013 to serve as a one stop centre for information, research and capacity building. The centre operates as a knowledge management arm for the national newborn steering committee to the meet the desire of increasing access and availability of reliable knowledge and information to stimulate action and service delivery. We are a team of highly trained, remarkable, and self-motivating people.

In the Sustainable Development Goals era as it was in the Millennium Development Goal period, maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality will remain the greatest bottlenecks to health and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. More...

Strategic Focus
“Our purpose is to create a maternal and newborn health knowledge and information hub and create opportunities for evidence informed policy making in Uganda.”

Our Approach

  • Developing and monitoring implementation of an evidence-based national maternal and newborn health research agenda.

  • Strengthening technical capacity for maternal and newborn healthcare in the country.

  • Strengthening maternal and newborn health knowledge management and information dissemination efforts.

News Highlights

Human resource gaps pose challenge to WHO Safe childbirth checklist uptake

Human resource gaps pose challenge to WHO Safe childbirth checklist uptake

Successful adoption and implementation of the World Health Organisation’s Safe Childbirth Chec...

Gestational Age: Pregnancy Wheel becomes popular among Ugandan midwives

Gestational Age: Pregnancy Wheel becomes popular among Ugandan midwives

It is an established scientific fact that the estimation of pregnancy dates is important for both th...

Featured Blog

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  • Preparing a Health System for Better Maternal and Newborn Outcomes
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  • Using community resources for better maternal & newborn outcomes
  • Winds of Change
  • Makerere University Centre of Excellence for MNH Research
  • Stengthening Referrals in a regional setting
  • Premature care in Eastern Uganda
  • BUSOGA TAKES STRIDES IN NEWBORN HEALTHCARE
  • Mom's  Death Trap
  • Bodaboda Mothers
  • Embracing Partograph Use in Uganda
  • Women Saving for Birth in Mayuge
  • Midwife Amongin speaks about what makes her tick
  • MANIFEST story on NBS TV
  • SAVING MOTHERS SAVING NEWBORNS
  • Unest dissemination covered by NTV

Upcoming Activities

Seminar: “Public health and social justice: health advocacy”
Wed Aug 24 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
Tue Sep 13 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Mon Nov 14 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM