Safe pregnancy and childbirth is essential to give every child the best start in life and the chance to fulfiltheir potential - wherever they are born.

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Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

Researchers at the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory are doing vital work to discover more about the causes of babies being born early and finding better ways to care for them. The aim is to minimise some of the life-threatening complications that can arise for mothers and babies.
Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

This project is a research programme which studies the long-term effects of early birth. The study includes social, educational and clinical information. It is the first research initiative in the world to investigate perinatal brain injury this comprehensively.​


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Safe pregnancy and birth

Learn about the importance of safe pregnancy and childbirth for women in the poorest nations - and how without it death and disadvantage are likely outcomes.


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Millions of children left behind at every developmental milestone (October 2016)

​This report offers a snapshot of early childhood development in Africa. This snapshot of equity shows how much more there is to do to ensure every child has the best start in life.