Health Research Program

Browse our projects to learn more about our work.

ACERS moms
Photo credit: ACERS Project
The Acute Care and Emergency Referral (ACERS) Project aims to contribute to the improvement of maternal and newborn health survival by increasing pregnant women’s use of caregivers and improve caregivers’ provision of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services.
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Photo credit: Pierre Marais
The Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) project provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to the USAID Health Research Program. The goal of the project is to coordinate and support activities related to implementation research to improve health outcomes and increase survival of newborns, children, and women.
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The Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project undertakes research efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving USAID’s global health and development goals. HEARD focuses on evaluative and targeted research that accelerates research-to-use processes and specific research activities.
Photo credit: Monica Fox
The Kampala Slum Maternal and Newborn Health Project (MaNe) will collect evidence and test innovations to achieve better maternal and newborn outcomes for urban poor populations in Kampala.
Kuboresha Afya Mitaani project
Photo credit: Jacaranda Health
Kuboresha Afya Mitaani project (KAM), also known as the Urban Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Project, is using implementation research to better understand and improve MNCH outcomes for almost 60,000 of Nairobi’s most vulnerable women and children living in the informal settlements of Kawangware and Mathare North.
Christine Kyarisiima with her new, yet unnamed, baby at SMGL sup
Photo credit: Amy Fowler, USAID
The Ponya Mtoto project in Kenya aims to assist in reducing the number of infant deaths due to possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), or sepsis, by revising national Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines. These new guidelines are being implemented as part of a strengthened program of postnatal and young infant care.