The Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) program seeks to address critical gaps to inform the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child deaths that occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
IMCHA is a seven-year partnership in 11 countries that seeks to improve maternal, newborn, and child health by using primary health care as an entry point to strengthen health systems, and ensure they are more equitable. It is funded by Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Nineteen implementation research teams (IRTs), composed of leading African and Canadian researchers and African decision-makers, are developing practical, cost-effective solutions to health system challenges. The aim is to generate new knowledge about how interventions work, for whom, and under what conditions, to ensure that mothers and their children have better access to the care they need. Learn more