Driving global impact in maternal and child health

Burnet Institute

28 July, 2020

Image: Burnet Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor Joshua Vogel

Burnet Institute Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor Joshua Vogel has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact.

Associate Professor Vogel is a nominee in the Healthcare Interventions category for his scientific achievements and current research program, focused on helping low- and middle-income countries in the Asia Pacific region to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which includes:

  • Addressing the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality: postpartum haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, peripartum infections; abortion, indirect causes and nutrition;
  • The prevention and management of stillbirth
  • Addressing the major causes of perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, particularly preterm birth, low birthweight and neonatal sepsis;
  • Improving the coverage and quality of antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, and
  • Capacity building, development and strengthening of the relevant health workforces and health systems

The award is open to early career researchers who work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Food security, water security and/or energy security – ensuring a long term, sustainable supply of either food, water or energy.
  • Healthcare interventions – the assessment, improvement or promotion of human health.
  • Environmental protection – protection of the natural environment on land and water including the repair of damage.
  • Climate change – slowing climate change and adapting to what’s unavoidable.
  • Sustainable cities – building green, liveable cities that last.

The winner’s prize includes a grant of USD$30,000, while two runners up will each receive a grant of USD$10,000 and coverage on and on the Award’s website.

Find out more about Burnet’s work in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health.

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Associate Professor Joshua Vogel

Principal Research Fellow




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