The Effective Care Research Unit's research specializes in reproductive health outcomes with focus on hypertensive disorders, postpartum haemorrhage, intrapartum asphyxia, unexplained intrauterine death, unplanned pregnancy and PMTCT. As an accredited World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaboration Centre in Reproductive Health Research Synthesis, the unit trains and conducts quality Cochrane reviews and randomized trials on reproductive health issue in low income settings.

ECRU was set up by Professor Justus Hofmeyr in 1988. The emphasis was on evaluation and innovation of clinical interventions appropriate to low-income country circumstances, mainly by means of randomised clinical trials, and writing of systematic reviews of effectiveness of interventions.


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