EGA Institute for Women's Health


Global Neonatal Health

Sub Saharan Africa studies Intrapartum-related neonatal deaths are the 5th most common cause of deaths among children under 5. WHO estimates are of 814,000 neonatal deaths. In additionthere is a significant burden of morbidity (estimated at 42 million DALYS).


  • To understand risk factors associated with neonatal encephalopathy in a sub Saharan Africa hospital setting and to work with local doctors and health ministers to reduce death and adverse outcomes.
  • In infants born preterm, to work with local teams to improve outcomes by introducing a package of basic neonatal care such as thermal care, kangaroo care, infection control, CPAP.