Health Research Program

The Health Research Program supports real-world research and translates findings into effective health interventions that can be adapted globally.

What is the Health Research Program?

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Research Program supports research and development, introduction, adoption, sustained use and scale-up of new or refined products, technologies, tools, interventions, and systems to improve maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCHN) in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

The Health Research Program is managed by a team within the Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in the Bureau for Global Health.

Our research priorities:

  • Management of severe and complicated illnesses during childbirth
  • Informed care-seeking and timely referrals for improved pregnancy outcomes
  • Addressing health systems responsiveness to urban population needs in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strengthening quality of care around priority MNCHN interventions
  • Advancing implementation research, knowledge management, and research translation

Types of partners:


We work with other development partners, multilateral organizations, academic institutions and implementing partners to advance implementation research.

Current implementing partners include:


Learn more about our Partners.