Completed Research Protocols

JNMC Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, KLE University’s J N Medical College, Belgaum

  1. “Preconception Maternal Nutrition: A randomized trial” of the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research in Collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (December 2012 – April 2019)
  1. “Aspirin Supplementation for Pregnancy Indicated Risk Reduction In Nulliparas (ASPIRIN)” funded by the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, USA (May 2015 to April 2019)
  1. “The CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre- Eclampsia) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial” in collaboration with University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA, (September 2012 to June 2018)
  1. “Evaluation of the introduction of a novel device in the management of hypertension and shock in pregnancy in low-resource settings” in collaboration with King’s College, London co-funded by UK Medical Research Council and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (July 2015 to March 2018)
  1. “A phase III, randomized, double- blind, active, controlled, multinational, multicenter, non-inferiority trial using carbetocin room temperature stable (RTS) for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage during the third stage of labour in women delivering vaginally”- funded by Department of Reproductive Health & Research, World Health Organization, Geneva (July 2014 – June 2017)
  1. “Clindamycin to reduce preterm birth in low resource setting: A randomized placebo controlled trial” in collaboration with Christiana Care Health Services, USA with funding from Thrasher Research Fund, USA, (March 2012 – March 2016)
  1. “Evaluation of HELPING BABIES BREATHE in Belgaum, Kenya and Nagpur: Does implementation of HELPING BABIES BREATHE Save Lives?” project, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Laerdal Foundation and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) (January 2012-October 2013)
  1. “Antenatal Corticosteroids Trial in Preterm Births to Increase Neonatal Survival in Developing Countries (ACT) in Belgaum District, Karnataka, India” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (September 2011 – October 2013)
  1. “Two community strategies comparing use of misoprostol for early treatment/secondary prevention to primary prevention for postpartum hemorrhage: a randomized cluster non-inferiority study in Bijapur district, Karnataka, India” in collaboration with Gynuity Health Projects, New York, USA and University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of California at San Francisco with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA (January 2011 to August 2013)
  1. “Zinc and Iron bioavailability from bio-fortified pearl millet” in collaboration with University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA and sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. (May 2008 – September 2012)
  1. “Pilot study of an Indicator to Measure Intrapartum Stillbirth and Immediate Neonatal Death” project, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Engender Health and Maternal Health Task Force, (June 2011 – February 2012)
  1. “Evaluation of an Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care Intervention Package to Reduce Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Low Resource Settings (The EmONC Trial)” at 20 Primary Health Center Areas of Belgaum District ” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (February 2009 – September 2011)
  1. “Brain Research to Ameliorate Impaired Neurodevelopment: Home-based Intervention Trial (BRAIN HIT)” funded by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Fogarty International Center. (August 2006 – September 2011)
  1. “Safe Childbirth Checklist” – Single Site Pilot Study, funded by The Children Investment Fund Foundation, USA. In collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. (July 2010 – December 2010)
  1. “A Comparison of Two Iron Doses on Zinc Absorption from Sprinkles as Micronutrient Supplement” in collaboration with University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (October 2007 – September 2008)
  1. “Field Implementation of the Helping Babies Breathe Initiative in Belgaum, Karnataka INDIA” funded by Global Implementation Task Force of American Academy of Pediatrics, USA, in collaboration with University of Calgary, Canada (August 2009 – June 2011)
  1. “Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour without Controlled Cord Traction: A Randomized Non-Inferiority Controlled Trial” funded by RHR Division of World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (March 2008 – February 2010)
  1. “HIV – Cervical Cancer Prevention Research Project” NIH-ICMR funded Indo-US collaborative research grant for Vanderbilt University and the National AIDS Research Institute, Pune Consortium. (October 2007-September 2009)
  1. “A Global Network Study To Estimate Gestational Age By Fundal Height – Tape Study” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (September 2007 – August 2008)
  1. First Breath: Community-based Training and Intervention in Neonatal Resuscitation, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institutes of Health, USA. (January 2005 – April 2008)
  1. “Community-based Survey of Tobacco Use among pregnant women at 10 Primary Health Center Areas of Belgaum District”, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA, National Cancer Institute. (November 2004 – February 2005)
  1. “A Randomized placebo-controlled trial of prophylactic misoprostol for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage at four primary health center areas of Belgaum District, Karnataka” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (May 2001 – April 2006)