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A Career Development Award in Global Postpartum Health

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

A Career Development Award in Global Postpartum Health

Principal Institution

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Spelke, Mae Bridget

Project Contact Information

Email: bspelke@email.unc.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2027

Country

Zambia

Project Description

Maternal morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa are driven by causes that are largely preventable with early recognition and timely interventions. Easy-to-use, wearable, continuous physiological monitoring devices could increase access to care and improve outcomes for postpartum women in low-resource settings. This series of related studies will evaluate the feasibility and implementation of postpartum physiologic monitoring to prevent severe maternal morbidity and mortality.

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