Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD)

Columbia University

PMNCH constituency

Academic, research and training institute

Focal point

Prof. Lynn Freedman

Position

Director

Health focus

  • Maternal/reproductive health
  • Newborn health

Priority action area(s)

  • Advocacy
  • Strengthening human resources

Mission statement

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.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Organization e-mail:

info@amddprogram.org

Full address:

Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
60 Haven Avenue, B3
New York, NY 10032

Country:

USA

Telephone:

+1-212-304-7434

Number of staff:

10

Scope of work:

International

Year established:

1999

WHO Region:

Americas