COVID-19 research priorities in maternal, reproductive, and child health
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there remain a number of significant unanswered questions about the effects of COVID-19 in pregnant and breastfeeding women and children. Most of the data available have emerged from studies led by researchers from high-income nations, producing data that may not be relevant or generalizable to populations within resource-limited settings.
The coalition’s Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Working Group conducted a research priority-setting exercise between October 2020 and January 2021 to identify global research priorities in maternal, reproductive and child health.
- To disseminate the results of the research priority setting exercise conducted by the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Working Group (MNCH WG) of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition
- To provide an update of research efforts and emerging data aligned with the identified research priority themes
- To identify and highlight persisting knowledge gaps within the research priority areas and present ideas and opportunities to close these gaps
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- Prof. Sofía P. Salas | Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile & member of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Working Group
- Dr Jackeline Alger | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras & member of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Working Group
- Dr Melanie Etti | St George’s, University of London, UK & Uganda & member of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Working Group
- Dr Kate Webb | University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Dr Maria Laura Costa | University of Campinas, Brazil
- Prof. Praveen Kumar | Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India