Uganda Peripartum Infection and Mortality (Closed)
UPIM was a research study conducted for 7 months in 2015 by Principal Investigators Dr. Joseph Ngonzi (MUST OB/GYN) and Dr. Lisa Bebell (MGH Infectious Diseases). The research team consisted of 10 research assistants and nurses who enrolled 4,231 participants to study the incidence, microbiology, and risk factors for postpartum pregnancy-related infection on the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital maternity ward. The project completed follow-up in December, 2016. To date, the UPIM work has been presented orally at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) conference, by posted at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). There is one published manuscript detailing the findings by Bebell et al. in PLOS ONE, and a second manuscript by Ngonzi et al. currently under review.