The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) is part of the Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University in New York City.
We help strengthen national health systems to provide emergency care for all women experiencing life-threatening obstetric complications. We conduct research and policy analysis, lend technical expertise, and advocate for solutions that reduce maternal and newborn mortality.
Since 1999, we have worked with partners in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Learn how AMDD has evolved over the years to meet changing needs in maternal and newborn health.