Who we are

This research was funded by the NIHR Global Health Research Group Improving the Quality of Maternal Healthcare in Africa (NIHR134781 Safe Motherhood) using UK international development funding from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK government.

Our programme of work uses a wide range of research approaches seeking to improve the quality of antenatal care for women in Malawi and Zambia. The study includes improvement of digital maternal health data collection, qualitative research to understand the needs of vulnerable populations, such as adolescent mothers, and the co-design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve antenatal care health services. We also aim to improve detection of sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy, and to build capacity for institutions and individuals. Our work will implement behavioural change approaches across work streams, to improve the quality of care offered to mothers and families during pregnancy.

Research Leaders

Prof Elizabeth Chodzaza

Principal Investigator Malawi
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

Dr Linda Mipando

Co Principal Investigator UK
University of Liverpool

Prof David Lissauer

Co Principal Investigator UK
University of Liverpool

Malawi Research Team

Zambia Research Team

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