Research & publication

Nutrition for Pregnant and Lactating Women

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation we are conducting a randomized controlled trial to measure the impact of nutritional support for pregnant and lactating women on birth and growth outcomes

Verbal and Social Autopsies

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we have conducted detailed verbal and social autopsies on 330 neonatal deaths and stillbirths to better understand the causes of death in the community and barriers to effective care seeking at the onset of high-risk events.

Understanding Barriers to Immunisation Coverage

With funding from the World Health Organization, we conducted implementation research to explore the supply and demand side barriers to routine immunization in the peri-urban context.

Nutrition Trial for Lactating Women.

Nutritional support for lactating women with or without azithromycin for infants compared to breastfeeding counseling alone in improving the 6-month growth outcomes among infants of peri-urban slums in Karachi, Pakistan—the protocol for a multiarm assessor-blinded randomized
controlled trial (Mumta LW trial)

Nutrition Trial for Pregnant Women

Nutritional support and prophylaxis of azithromycin for pregnant women to improve birth outcomes in peri-urban slums of Karachi, Pakistan—a protocol of multi-arm assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial (Mumta PW trial)

Understanding Barriers to Immunisation Coverage

With funding from the World Health Organization, we conducted implementation research to explore the supply and demand side barriers to routine immunization in the peri-urban context.