About HaSET

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HaSET Maternal and Child Health Research Program

Our mission is to advance the health of mothers, newborns and children by generating high quality evidence, training researchers, and translating results to programs and policies. We build on a foundation of rigorous data infrastructure and multiple testing sites and pilots to allow for a nimble, agile approach to developing and testing novel interventions, effectiveness testing, and implementation research of tools and service delivery models. Our results from ongoing surveillance, risk and causal modeling, and qualitative insights from community members and stakeholders provide the basis for our learning, questioning, and interventions.

HaSET is a partnership of the world’s leading medical and research institutions Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute. HaSET’s research is based in the BIRHAN field site. We are a collaborative team of epidemiologists, clinicians, public health professionals, and policy makers. HaSET includes 140 full-time staff in Ethiopia and Boston dedicated to improving the health of mothers and children.

HaSET is committed to cultivating and sustaining a more equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all and a diverse community of individuals dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership in public health and medical research. Increasing diversity and inclusion is critical to achieving our organization’s mission of health equity and capacity building. We celebrate the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our team offers, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, geographic background, immigration status, ability and disability, physical characteristics, veteran status, political ideology, religious belief, and age.

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