Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD)
Academic, research and training institute
Prof. Lynn Freedman
- Maternal/reproductive health
- Newborn health
Priority action area(s)
- Strengthening human resources
Recognizing that maternal health is a basic human right, AMDD works with partners worldwide to stimulate new thinking and generate evidence-based solutions to improve maternal and newborn survival. AMDD supports action and intervention to strengthen overall health systems so that whenever and wherever emergencies happen – from home to hospital – lives will be saved by effective and timely response.
AMDD conducts research and policy analysis, lends technical expertise, and advocates for solutions that reduce maternal and newborn mortality. AMDD program areas include EmONC Needs Assessments, Human Resources, Referral Systems, Accountability, Implementation Science, Respectful Maternity Care, and Urban Health. Since 1999, AMDD has worked with partners in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.