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


Participating Organizations

  • Academia and Research

    • Aga Khan University Kenya
    • Centro de Investigacao em Saude de Manhica
    • Donna Russell Consultants
    • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia
    • PRE-EMPT
    • St. George's, University of London
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of King's College London
    • University of Malawi
    • University of Oxford
  • Government and Public Sector

    • Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • Academia and Research

    • UK Research and Innovation Global Challenge Research Fund (50.00%)
  • NGOs

    • Wellcome Trust
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Gambia (the) - $ 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



SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
  • SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate
  • SDG 3.7.1 Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15–49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods
  • SDG 3.9.2 Mortality rate attributed to unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and lack of hygiene (exposure to unsafe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) services)
SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
MNCH-related indicators
  • # of health facilities equipped with maternal and newborn child health, or sexual and reproductive health equipment
  • # of health facilities that provide gender-responsive family-planning services
  • % of total population living within 5 km to a functioning health facility
  • %/total households and institutions (schools/clinics) with access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities
  • %/total households with access to a safe water supply
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
  • %/total of mothers, and %/total of babies, who received postnatal care within two days of childbirth
  • %/total of sick children under 5 receiving treatment for malaria, pneumonia, or diarrhea
  • %/total of women aged 15-49 years with anemia
  • Relevant data collection on vital statistics (birth, deaths, and causes of deaths) are collected
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Sub Projects

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