EGA Institute for Women's Health


Global Health

Although the work of the Institute for Women’s health may appear to fall into four specific divisions, there is an underpinning, cross-cutting strategy to strengthen and further develop programmes of research and education that are of benefit to health care professionals and the women, mothers and new-borns they care for around the globe.

Our strength in leading cutting edge clinical research and our expertise in study methodology, running multi-country large scale trials and epidemiological and public health methodologies combine to provide us with a unique set of skills to enable us to contribute further to improving the lives of women, mothers and babies whoever they are and wherever they live in the world.

Dr Jenny Hall, Dr Sara Hillman and Professor Howard Clark are leading this programme of work.

Disadvantage and inequity

Working with clinical colleagues University College London Hospital the Institute  also focuses on issues which affect excluded women such as partner violence, FGM/FGC and the prevention, identification, management and repair of vaginal fistula.

Global Reproductive Health

Global Reproductive Health

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Research team in the Institute of Women’s Health is an internationally renowned centre of expertise on the measurement of pregnancy planning.

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Global Neonatal Health

Globally, newborn brain injury is the third leading cause of childhood mortality. With partners in Uganda, the UK and Australia we are investigating the aetiology of, and outcomes from newborn brain injury to help prevent future newborn deaths and long-term disability.

Global Maternity Health

Global Maternity Health

The Research Department of Maternal & Fetal Medicine in the EGA Institute for Women's Health is leading initiatives on improving maternal health globally and training the specialists of the future


International Reproductive Health Education Collaboration (IRHEC)

The International Reproductive Health Education Collaboration (IRHEC) is a multidisciplinary global collaboration dedicated to improving reproductive health awareness.