​East Africa

The AKU CoEWCH EA focuses on establishing high quality education, multidisciplinary research and training programmes in women, child and adolescent health. It targets population health, health systems and clinical care, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Centre contributes to research and knowledge management with specific focus on health systems strengthening and quality of care, particularly in remote groups and vulnerable populations. It is involved in evidence-based advocacy and capacity development, impacting on health worker training to serve the needs of the most vulnerable populations in low and middle income countries. In East Africa, the Centre is instrumental in strengthening the local capacity in research, learning and service delivery. In its various programmes, the CoE​WCH works in collaboration with governments, academia, private sector, development partners, civil society and other stakeholders.​



Small Vulnerable Newborns

A quarter of the world's newborns are born too soon or too small, with wide-ranging implications. The Lancet Series on Small Vulnerable Newborns provides a scientific basis for action and calls for a global response to support a healthy start for every baby everywhere.