About QMNC Research Alliance

We are an alliance of researchers, clinicians, advocates, and policymakers working together to foster and support research to improve quality maternal and newborn care.

The Quality Maternal and Newborn Care (QMNC) Research Alliance developed out of the seminal work published in the 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery. Subsequent to the publication of this research the authors identified significant knowledge gaps and future research priorities. The alliance has developed a mission, vision, and strategic plan. Our goal is to invite colleagues to collaborate in work that addresses our identified research priorities. QMNC is a non-profit organization. Our fiscal agent is ACNMF. Learn more here.


To collaborate in global research that promotes, generates, and translates knowledge, particularly of the integral role of midwifery, in order for women, childbearing people, and all childbearing families to survive, thrive, and transform lives.


A world in which equitable and quality maternal and newborn care for all is advanced through the promotion, conduct, and translation of research that underpins optimal quality maternal and newborn care and that examines the integral role of midwifery.

Become a Member

We invite colleagues to collaborate in our work with identified research priorities. If you are interested in becoming a member please click on the button below and complete the form.