• To generate research evidence from randomised clinical trials to address reproductive health problems in under-resourced area that represent the greatest burden of disease.
  • To review evidence from clinical trials through Cochrane Systematic Review Authorship.
  • To disseminate research-based evidence of clinical and health system interventions, appropriate to needs, customs and constraints of low-income country populations, particularly in the field of reproductive health, through WHO Reproductive Health Library editorship.
  • To implement evidence-based effective care through courses and workshops.
  • To develop research capacity by training researchers, in particular midwives and doctors in research and methodology.