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International Maternal and Child Health - IMCH

International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) is a leading research and education centre at Uppsala University that works for improved global health with special emphasis on women’s and children’s health and nutrition. The education and research programmes address the health challenges in low- and middle-income countries and in humanitarian crises. By developing and evaluating interventions and new strategies for tackling priority health problems, IMCH makes important contributions towards equitable global health.


Healthcare Sciences and e-Health

Our research concerns identifying, predicting, and treating disease-related emotional distress among those affected by the disease or close ones. Together with people with own experience of disease in one-self and close ones we develop, test, evaluate, and implement psychological interventions, several of these are webbased. We also investigate whether different recruitment methods and methods to support continued participation in research studies has an impact on recruitment and retention rates.

Our group hosts the strategic research programme Uppsala Psychosocial Care Programme (U-CARE),

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology is a very broad speciality including topics such as fertility, sexuality, reproductive health, pregnancy, adolescent gynecology, climacteric issues, and a variety of obstetrical and gynecological disorders including preeclampsia, various cancers, and endometriosis. The width of the subject area is reflected in the range of courses and training provided, as well as in the width of the research conducted. The research has a clear clinical base and ranges from patient associated projects to advanced experimental research. The department has a research laboratory for research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Many projects are national and international collaborative studies. The projects are conducted in the research groups Gynecological Endocrinology, Obstetric Research, Reproductive Biology and Reproductive Health.


Paediatric research is organized in four research groups: Paediatric Inflammation, Metabolism and Child Health Research, Paediatric oncology and neurology, Paediatric surgery and Perinatal, neonatal and cardiology research. The research is mainly clinical, epidemiological or translational and closely affiliated with Uppsala University Hospital.

Main research areas include: Biomarkers and inflammatory mechanisms in asthma, rheumatic illnesses, and neonatal conditions; DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) and childhood obesity; Perinatal brain injury and methods for follow up; Neonatal nutrition; Skin-to-skin care, Breastfeeding; Genetics, epigenetics and long-term effects of childhood cancer; Psychological and social effects of childhood cancer; Surgical methods and follow up of congenital malformations and necrotizing enterocolitis.

Last modified: 2022-05-24