Global maternal health

Our research aims to combat infertility, ease the pain of miscarriage and stillbirth, prevent maternal sepsis  and reduce the deaths in childbirth.

Infertility is a problem of rising prevalen, affecting around one in seven couples, with male factors contributing to approximately half of all cases.

Miscarriage is the most prevalent yet the least understood complication of pregnancy. We are working to answer the questions that remain unanswered.

We are leading the development of innovative ways to improve maternal sepsis care. As women during and after childbirth are particularly vulnerable it is a major cause of maternal death, disproportionately affecting women in the world’s poorest countries.

Every year more than 300,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth. A third of the deaths are from excessive bleeding after delivery. We are working to address this pressing global challenge. 

Projects available under this theme

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed. Projects for 2020 entry will be announced in December 2019.