PREventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths (PREmand)

University of Michigan and USAID | Ghana

The PREmand (PREventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths) project, led by the University of Michigan with support from USAID, aims to improve health outcomes through innovative and impactful programming.

PREmand seeks to understand why mortality rates for mothers and newborns in low-resource environments remain high -- even where other metrics have improved. The project supplements existing clinical data with a better understanding of the social and environmental factors that affect outcomes for mothers and infants in northern Ghana.

PREmand is driving a critical conversation about the multidimensional nature of health -- and how its data should be multidimensional too.

The project addresses the health sector's complexities, and prioritizes citizen voice into data. It makes a case for real data, for real people: providing analytical insights for health providers and clear messaging for local communities.

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