New USAID Grant Will Further UMMS Collaborations in Ghana

The University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) has been partnering with a number of institutions in Ghana since the 1980s, developing a portfolio of research and training activities that encompass emergency medicine, family planning, sickle cell anemia, physical medicine and rehabilitation, triple negative breast cancer, maternal and infant mortality, and maternal and neonatal care.

Dr. Cheryl Moyer, UMMS, is shown with co-investigators Drs. Raymond Aborigo (left) and John Williams, from the Navrongo Health Research Centre in the Upper East Region of Northern Ghana.

A new $1.44M award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will help add to that collaborative body of work, funding the examination of social, cultural and behavioral factors influencing maternal and neonatal mortality in three regions of northern Ghana. Led by UMMS faculty Dr. Cheryl A. Moyer, Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Senior Research Specialist Mira Gupta, Global REACH, the three-year project, “Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Northern Ghana,” will partner with the Navrongo Health Research Center to take a comprehensive approach to addressing the determinants of maternal and neonatal mortality. 

Read more from the University of Michigan Health Systems Headlines here.

Read more about the UMMS Ghana Platform here.