1. Efficacy and effectiveness trials of various public health interventions (Preventive, Promotive & Curative) that can inform public health policy in India and other LMIC countries. The focus so far has been on maternal and child health, however currently we are in a process of expanding to non-communicable diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiac Disease). As the projects undertaken would provide the detail we have pioneered community based intervention trials of multiple interventions (Zinc & Iron supplementation, Probiotic supplementation, Biofortified products, diarrhea management strategies including Rota virus vaccine) with state of art methodologies and international standards evidenced by publications in front-end journals like Science, NEJM, Lancet, Lancet Global Health.
2. Development of first Maternal & Pediatric Biobank for Omics Research in Developing Countries supported by state-of-art laboratory systems in Africa (Pemba, Tanzania)
3. Undertaking of meta-analysis for issues of relevance in Maternal & Child Health in developing countries to provide evidence based policy decisions and inform WHO global health recommendations.
4. Development of young scientific manpower in expertise relevant to the above areas.