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Building Capacity in Maternal Health

The example of the KLE University’s success in building local, community-based research capacity in maternal health Nora Kropp
My first experience working in India was as a Maternal Health Researcher with RTI International from 2001-3 working with the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research.  Funded by the US Government's National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, this partnership is committed to improving maternal and infant health outcomes and building health research capacity. The Global Network supports and conducts clinical trials in resource-limited countries by setting up partnerships between US-based and international researchers. The Global Network has eight research units in developing countries around the world. I was privileged to work with KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum (JNMC) in north Karnataka during their first community-based misprostol trial.
North Karnataka is an under-privileged region that has not be…