To improve child health and nutrition of all children in low and middle-income countries through research that informs health policy and practice.
To remedy the inequity in research affecting child health and nutrition in low and middle-income countries by using evidence-based advocacy to influence governments and funding agencies to place higher priority on child health and nutrition research including strengthening of the research capacity in this area. CHNRI is dedicated to the advancement of three United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and diseases in children.
What We Do
In order to achieve these goals, CHNRI has defined an ambitious but realistic plan to achieve specific objectives, which will serve to:
1. Expand global knowledge on childhood disease burden and the cost-effectiveness of interventions by commissioning and funding child health and nutritional research into priority, synthesis of the evidence, and disseminate the evidence to the broader global audience
2. Promote priority setting in research within a broadened approach to child health, nutrition and development, and thus guide investments in the field of child health and nutrition research.
3. Ensure adequate inclusion institutions and scientists of low- and middle-income country in setting priorities and formulating plans
4. Promote appropriate capacity development in low- and middle- income countries, and
5. Stimulate donor and country participation to support and to increase resources for under-funded research activities.