Republic of Moldova

Assessing Feto-Infant Mortality in the Republic of Moldova

Feto-infant mortality is a strong indicator of the overall health and well-being of a country due to its sensitivity to societal, economic, and political changes. Feto-infant mortality rates have been on the decline for the past ten years in the Republic of Moldova due to health care reform and regionalization, and more infants are surviving the neonatal stage. Utilization of the evaluation systems such as the Birth weight Age at death Boxes for Intervention Evaluation System (BABIES) methodology allow us to identify opportunities for improvement and allocation of resources within the health system to improve coverage, quality, and equity of perinatal care.

Research Focus

  • Maternal/Child and Community Health

    At the EIGH, our researchers explore multifaceted health issues pertaining to women, pregnancy, breastfeeding, reproduction, and infant and child well-being. Our focus to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates supports a global priority among health practitioners and researchers. Additionally, community-based research on the local and global levels promotes a team effort to protect and improve the health of population groups worldwide. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty

  • Lacey Ahern

  • Brian J. McCarthy

Global Partners

  • The Institute of Mother and Child, Republic of Moldova

Additional Information

Capstone Projects

Adams, S. (2016). Assessing Feto-Infant Mortality in the Republic of Moldova: Institute of Mother and Child 2008-2013.

Paul, A. (2016). Assessing Mortality and Morbidity of High-Risk Infants in the Republic of Moldova.

Smith, L. (2015). The Regionalization System for Perinatal Care in the Republic of Moldova.