Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI)
The Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) works alongside Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health - bringing together world experts to resolve priority maternal and perinatal health problems on a global scale.
The Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute was founded in 2009 under the aegis of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. We engage medical researchers, social scientists and health management experts in some of the major issues affecting the health of mothers and newborn babies, particularly in resource-poor settings. We are running 4 large, global studies involving over 350 researchers from a wide range of countries.
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Research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19 Read more here
INTERCOVID-2022 Study launched to compare Covid-19 during pregnancy with pregnant women without the infection. Read more here
The OMPHI International fellowship is awarded to fellows to develop specific skills relevant to the field of global Maternal & Perinatal Health.
Our research focuses on fetal growth and nutrition and the effects of infection (e.g.malaria) in pregnancy; initiatives aimed at developing e-learning programmes in developing countries, and surveys of healthcare providers in resource-poor settings to identify barriers to implementing effective interventions in pregnancy. Our studies are funded by:
MHTF is a project of the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health which works to create a strong, well-informed and integrated community with equitable access to high-quality technical evidence to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. MHTF is led by Ana Langer, a physician specializing in pediatrics and neonatology and a reproductive health expert.
OMPHI also works with The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research on various joint initiatives. GFMER is a non-profit organisation established in 2002. It is supported by the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva and other Swiss and international institutions. The Foundation works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). GFMER is a WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction. The overall objectives of the Foundation are to furnish health education and research programmes that can be applied by developing countries, and countries in economic transition, and to establish collaboration between entities from the public and private sectors. See more
Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation is an independent, charitable organisation founded in an effort to fulfil the family’s vision of a world in which every child is granted an optimum start in life through the benefits of breast milk.