PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science, Everywhere)

Reporting Organization:PRE-EMPT
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 13,938,357
Timeframe: January 29, 2018 - September 30, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Marianne Vidler
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Gambia - $ 5,575,342.80 (40.00%)

Kenya - $ 5,575,342.80 (40.00%)

Mozambique - $ 2,787,671.40 (20.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (60 %)

Health Promotion & Education (10 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10 %)

Primary Health Care (10 %)

Secondary/Tertiary Health Care (10 %)

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The PRECISE Network is a new and broadly-based group of research scientists and health advocates mainly based in the UK and Africa, but also including the World Health Organization. With core funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) we are establishing this network through a shared project that will investigate three important complications of pregnancy, namely high blood pressure (hypertension), babies who are smaller than they should be before birth (fetal growth restriction) and babies who die before birth (stillbirth).

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 12,000
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African-controlled resource of a regional biobank created
Junior investigators trained and mentored in how to do pregnancy research
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Build individual and institutional research capacity across Africa and the UK through a shared pregnancy research programme of work.

Develop a unique cohort of biologically and contextually characterised pregnant and non-pregnant women of reproductive age in East (Kenya), West (The Gambia) and Southern (Mozambique) sub Saharan Africa to support research into placental disorders (hypertension, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth) in the region.

Build sustainable, equitable partnerships across the individuals and institutions in The PRECISE Network, ensuring leadership and autonomy in research strategy and delivery across the collaborators. Embed PRECISE in the global maternal and child health landscape across the areas of research, health service providers, NGO’s, industry and national and international policy to maximise the contribution of PRECISE to the attainment of SDG 3 through broad advocacy and engagement.

Achieved Results


SRHR-related Indicators
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
  • # of health facilities that provide gender-responsive family-planning services
  • % of total population living within 5 km to a functioning health facility
  • %/total households with access to a safe water supply
  • Relevant data collection on vital statistics (birth, deaths, and causes of deaths) are collected
  • %/total households and institutions (schools/clinics) with access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities
  • # of health facilities equipped with maternal and newborn child health, or sexual and reproductive health equipment
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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