NIHR CRIBS Research Capacity Building
In Sierra Leone, 1 in every 17 women will die during pregnancy or childbirth. It is one of the most dangerous places to give birth in the world. This NIHR Global Health Research Group is a partnership between the University of Sierra Leone and King’s College London, with support from the National Midwifery Schools and Ministry of Health and Sanitation, to develop and implement life-saving maternal health interventions and build research capacity in Sierra Leone.
We are working with healthcare workers, educators, communities, and policy makers to understand and overcome the day-to-day barriers that women and healthcare providers face when accessing or delivering effective maternity care. We aim to generate new scientific knowledge and implement solutions and build research capacity and expertise where it is needed most.