July 17, 2017

Moyer Co-Investigator on Gates Foundation Grant

In June of 2017 Cheryl Moyer, PhD, MPH along with Principal Investigator, Jody R. Lori, PhD RN were recipients of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation award to gauge the impact of Maternity Waiting Homes in Liberia on maternal and newborn health.

Maternity Waiting Homes (MWH) are places where expectant mothers can be housed close to a health center, instead of traveling long distances when delivery is imminent. The objective of the 12-month $417,666 grant is to study the efficacy, and strategies for sustainability, of MWH to reduce the rate maternal and infant mortality in Liberia.