2015 • 2 years, 4 months • Population & Reproductive Health
A project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Maternal Health Task Force generates and disseminates evidence about maternal health around the world, trains and mentors new leaders, and serves as a neutral convener to allow actors in the field to come together to reach consensus and prioritize action. In this project, Task Force researchers are identifying and testing respectful maternal health care models in low resource settings to document good practices and their impact on women's health, and encouraging the sharing and uptake of models among countries with high maternal mortality ratios.
2015 • 2 years, 1 month • Population & Reproductive Health
Ariadne Labs is a joint partnership between Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The award to Harvard University's School of Public Health supports Ariande Labs to help launch and disseminate the World Health Organization's Safe Childbirth Checklist. To accelerate uptake and use of the checklist, Ariadne Labs is developing an e-platform, forming a community of practice, and building capacity of organizations in developing countries. Widespread and effective implementation of the checklist is expected to improve quality of facility-based maternal health services.
2012 • 2 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) was established in 2008 to serve as a maternal health research and information clearinghouse, an innovation and technology incubator, a catalyst for bringing new voices to the field, and a neutral convening space for organizations. The MHTF contributes to building a stronger evidence base for maternal health, greater consensus in the field, new thinking and approaches that will move the field forward, and improvements in coordination and collaboration. In its first iteration, the Maternal Health Task Force was housed at EngenderHealth, an NGO in New York City. In its second phase, it will have a home at the Harvard School of Public Health and will focus primarily on India, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. This grant will support adding Mexico as a priority country; contributing to a small grants fund for innovative maternal health projects; adding morbidities to their areas of interest; and convening experts to strategize about how to ensure that maternal and reproductive health remain on the post-2015 development agenda.
2012 • 2 years, 9 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The World Health Organization has developed a “Safe Childbirth Checklist” which has been tested in nine countries and is being rigorously studied in India. The pilot study results have led actors in a wide variety of countries to express interest in adapting the tools to their own settings, but they need support to do so properly. This project will allow the development of a team and a web-based platform aimed at assisting the roll-out of checklists in new locations. The project will ensure the documentation, compilation, and analysis of maternal health checklist approaches.
2012 • 1 year, 6 months • Human Rights
The proposed grant will fund a project of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, that will showcase developments in the use of new technologies by human rights organizations, as well as promote and support innovation of new websites and tools that combine data, imagery, mapping, and social networking to advance human rights.
2012 • 2 years • Migration
Harvard Professor George Borjas, a highly respected labor economist, produced the landmark study Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy in 1999. Borjas will use this grant to update his prior work, using innovative models and empirical methods and new data sets, to assess the labor market effects and economic benefits of immigration to the United States. Specifically, the grant funds research on the labor market impact of immigration to the United States, the economic benefits of immigration, and the effects of assimilation on immigrants across generations – information that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the immigration debate.
2010 • 6 years, 1 month • Population & Reproductive Health
To develop and apply a maternal morbidity and mortality policy model (over three years).
2007 • 2 years
In support of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (over two years).
2007 • 4 years, 9 months • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of the development and application of a maternal morbidity and mortality policy model (over two years).
2006 • 7 months
In support of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (over three years).