Health Research Challenge for Impact (HRCI)
The Health Research Challenge for Impact (HRCI) project conducted coordinated research to accelerate the development and introduction of low-cost, culturally acceptable, preventive, and curative interventions for the main causes of maternal, newborn, and child deaths. HRCI was a five-year project implemented by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health, Save the Children, and several global institutional partners. HRCI provided the technical capability, geographical reach, and translational potential needed to successfully implement a research-to-use agenda to address key maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition issues.
HRCI carried out multi-year research studies and evaluations to develop, test, and refine new and improved tools, technologies, interventions, and policies in low and middle income countries. These studies also aimed to fill gaps in research on issues such as: care of low birth weight newborns in community settings, community-based treatment of malaria in young children, low-cost management of hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and development of antibiotic regimens for newborns in Africa. The project also helped to apply research findings into effective use in programs.
For more information about the project and studies conducted, please visit the HRCI Project website. Check out the Possible Serious Bacterial Infections (PSBI) impact story to learn more about HRCI’s research on management of newborn sepsis.