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The Health of Women, Newborns, Children and Adolescents in Conflict Settings
Improving Evidence and Guidance for Effective Action

About the BRANCH Consortium

The BRANCH Consortium is an academic research enterprise aimed at improving evidence and guidance for effective action on women’s and children’s health and nutrition in conflict settings.

In addition to an international steering committee of co-investigators, BRANCH partners and collaborators include local researchers based in conflict-affected countries, local and international humanitarian NGOs, and a number of UN agencies.

We collaborate with other research and global advocacy initiatives and are supported by non-profit, bilateral, and UN-based sponsors.

BRANCH Publications

The BRANCH Consortium is committed to to publishing its research findings to help promote the the further development of a rigorous evidence base to inform guidance and effective action on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in conflict settings.

Publications to date include:

  • BMJ Collection

  • Conflict and Health Collection

  • Lancet Series on WCH in Conflict Settings


BRANCH Knowledge 
Translation Resources

A range of knowledge translation materials have been developed to help disseminate BRANCH key research findings and recommendations on the impact of conflict on women’s, newborns’, children’s, and adolescents’ health needs (WCH). The aim of these materials is to increase the uptake of these findings among a wide range of stakeholders, as well as offer several policy asks and recommendations to strengthen the delivery of health services to women, newborns, children, and adolescents in conflict settings.


The BRANCH Consortium holds a number of events to disseminate key findings from the evidence and research and translate these findings into action.


BRANCH also strongly encourages collaboration between different actors and stakeholders within the humanitarian and development communities that are commonly concerned with conflict-affected women, newborns, children and adolescents and sees these events as an opportunity for greater collaboration.

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