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EVIDENCE

Knowledge is power and we believe in the impact of evidence-based policies to improve maternal health. As such, our core mission is to develop, test and promote evidence to improve maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes, particularly for those who live in the most marginalised communities. While our current focus spans the breadth of pregnancy complications, we have developed and tested evidence to address hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia which remains one of the top five causes of maternal and perinatal mortality worldwide. Our best estimate is that pre-eclampsia claims the lives of more than 70,000 women per year and more than 500,000 of their fetuses and newborns; this is equivalent to the loss of 1600 lives per day.