Ongoing Projects

New Research Protocols

JNMC Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, J N Medical College, Belgaum

1. “Preconception Maternal Nutrition: A randomized trial” of the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research in Collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (September 2013 – November 2017)

2. “The CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre- Eclampsia) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial” in collaboration with University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA, (September 2012 to May 2017)

3. “Clindamycin to reduce preterm birth in low resource setting: A randomized placebo controlled trial” in collaboration with Christiana Care Health Services, USA with funding from Thrasher Research Fund, USA, (March 2012 – March 2015)

4.  “Evaluation of a Miniature, Non – Invasive Heartbeat Annunciator” funded by NIH and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. In collaboration with Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA and University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA (April 2012 – March 2013)

Ongoing Research Protocols

JNMC Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, J N Medical College, Belgaum

1.“Does Implementation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Save Lives?” project, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Laerdal Foundation and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad),

(January 2012-October 2013)

2.“Antenatal Corticosteroids Trial in Preterm Births to Increase Neonatal Survival in Developing Countries (ACT) in Belgaum District, Karnataka, India” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (September 2011 – October 2013)

3.“Two community strategies comparing use of misoprostol for early treatment/secondary prevention to primary prevention for postpartum hemorrhage: a randomized cluster non-inferiority study in Bijapur district, Karnataka, India” in collaboration with Gynuity Health Projects, New York, USA and University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of California at San Francisco with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA (January 2011 to August 2013)

4.“Maternal and Newborn Health Registry (MNH Registry)”, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA.

(May 2008 – April 2013)