The Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health is a research project implemented by the World Health Organization in a global network of health facilities between 2010 and 2012. This project is part of the World Health Organization response to the United Nations Secretary-General call for action for improving women's and children's health around the world. In this connection, the Organization is grateful to the extensive network of institutions and individuals who contributed to the project design and implementation, including researchers, study coordinators, data collectors, data clerks and other partners including the staff from the Ministries of Health and WHO offices. This study is financially supported by the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP); World Health Organization; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, and Gynuity Health Projects. The HRP Specialist Panel on Epidemiological Research reviewed and approved the study protocol for technical content. The WHO Research Ethics Review Committee reviewed and approved the study protocol.
Members of the WHOMCS Research Group include: João Paulo Souza (WHO), Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu (WHO), Guillermo Carroli (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales-CREP, Argentina), Pisake Lumbiganon (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), Zahida Qureshi (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Bukola Fawole (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Maria Julia Vaz Grave (Universidade Agostinho Neto, Angola), Yvonne Mugerwa (Makerere University, Uganda), Idi Nafiou (Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niger), Isilda Neves (Delegação Provincial de Saúde de Luanda, Angola), Jean-José Wolomby-Molondo (Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo), Hoang Thi Bang (WHO Office in Vietnam), Nomita Chandhiok (Indian Council of Medical Research-ICMR, India), Kannitha Cheang (WHO Office in Cambodia), Kang Chuyun (Peking University, China), Kapila Jayaratne (Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka), Chandani Anoma Jayathilaka (WHO office in Sri Lanka), Syeda Batool Mazhar (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Pakistan), Rintaro Mori (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Mir Lais Mustafa (Afghan Public Health Institute, Afhanistan), Laxmi Raj Pathak (Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal), Deepthi Perera (Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka), Tung Rathavy (National Maternal and Child Health Center, Cambodia), Zenaida Recidoro (National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, The Philippines), Malabika Roy (Indian Council of Medical Research-ICMR, India), Pang Ruyan (Peking University, China), Naveen Shrestha (CIST College, Nepal), Surasak Taneepanichsku (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Nguyen Viet Tien (National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital, Vietnam), Ganchimeg Togoobaatar (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Mira Wehbe (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), (Buyanjargal Yadamsuren (Ministry of Health, Government of Mongolia), Wang Yan (Peking University, China), Khalid Yunis (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Vicente Bataglia (Hospital Nacional de Itauguá, Paraguay), José Guilherme Cecatti (University of Campinas-UNICAMP, Brazil), Bernardo Hernandez (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico), Juan Manuel Nardin (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Argentina), Alberto Narváez (Colegio Medico de Pichincha and Fundación Salud, Ambiente y Desarollo, Ecuador), Eduardo Ortiz-Panozo (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico), Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico), Eliette Valladares (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Nicaragua), Nelly Zavaleta (Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Peru), Anthony Armson (Dalhousie University, Canada), Caroline Crowther (University of Adelaide, Australia), Carol Hogue (Emory University, USA), Gunilla Lindmark (Uppsala University, Sweden), Suneeta Mittal (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India), Robert Pattinson (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Mary Ellen Stanton (United States Agency for International Development-USAID, USA), Liana Campodonico (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales-CREP, Argentina), Cristina Cuesta (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales-CREP, Argentina), Daniel Giordano (Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales-CREP Argentina), Nirun Intarut (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Malinee Laopaiboon (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), Eduardo Bergel (WHO), Rajiv Bahl (WHO), Katherine Ba-Thike (WHO), Nguyen Thi My Huong (WHO), Jose Martines (WHO), Matthews Mathai (WHO), Mario Merialdi (WHO), Lale Say (WHO).