This is a public health research initiative that focuses on Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent (MaNeCA) Health Research in St. John's Research Institute. This is in response to the persisting burden of maternal and child health problems in India and similar settings. The focus is on:
undertaking and interpreting research
providing consultancy and support
contributing to targeted policy development and
being involved in continuing education
The perspective is at a broad public health and population level with an inclusive approach to the social and medical aspects of health and care aimed at reducing health inequities. The emphasis is on research, service development, evaluation and policy to be linked. We design and implement descriptive epidemiologic investigations, cohorts, physiological studies, support testing interventions in randomized trials, translate research into practice and evaluate implementation of interventions.