microlifeMicrolife manufacture the CRADLE VSA. The CRADLE team have been working closely with Microlife for over 6 years to ensure that this is the most accurate device available to use in pregnant women.


JHPIEGOJHPIEGO, an international health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, has been promoting the use of high-impact, low-cost interventions to save the lives of mothers and newborns around the world for four decades. Their experience and contribution towards the development of the CRADLE trial training package has been invaluable.

Medical Aid Films:

Medical Aid FilmsMedical Aid Films have developed the CRADLE training films for CRADLE 3 Trial (available on the resource page). They are international experts in creating resource-appropriate, innovative films to support health workers and community health education by sharing life saving knowledge about maternal and child health.


MaternovaMaternova are a pioneering, e-commerce marketplace for global health technologies. They aggregate trusted technologies to enable governments, health workers, NGO’s, humanitarian and relief groups to access innovative but robust technologies. The CRADLE VSA can be purchased in low income countries through Maternova.

Maternity Worldwide:

Dr. Adrian Brown, founding member of Maternity Worldwide and consultant in Public Health England, is utilizing his extensive experience of managing healthcare projects in Malawi and Ethiopia to inform the CRADLE 3 trial in these areas.

Pre-empt Trial:

CLIP trial within PRE-EMPT trial of the University of British Columbia is utilising the CRADLE 2 blood pressure device in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mozambique. They are gaining valuable feedback on the acceptability and usability of the device in the community.

Safe Motherhood Programme University of California San Francisco:

Safe motherhoodProfessor Suellen Miller is a globally recognized expert in international maternal health and director of the Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California San Francisco. She has extensively collaborated with the CRADLE team to develop the Shock Index thresholds that are incorporated into the CRADLE VSA.

Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Karnataka India: 

Dr. Shivaprasad Goudar and Dr. Mrutyunjaya Basavanneppa Bellad of KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College have been working closely with the CRADLE KCL team in every step of developing and coordinating the CRADLE 2 and 3 trials in Karnataka, India.

Sanyu Africa Research Institute (SAfRI):

Sanyu LiverpoolSAfRI’s undertake high quality, collaborative clinical research and work closely with local health care providers and government to strengthen research capacity and evidence based practice in Uganda. The Mbale Regional Referral Hospital and local district in Mbale, Uganda is one of CRADLE 3 Trial sites.

Hope Health Action:

Hope Health Action provides high quality health care and community support across northern Haiti specialising in maternity, neonatal and paediatric services. They are coordinating the CRADLE 3 trial across 18 clinics and 3 hospitals in North Haiti.

Welbodi Partnership: King’s Sierra Leone partnership (KSLP):

imagingWelbodi Partnership are an NGO based in Freetown, Sierra Leone and are responsible for coordinating the CRADLE 3 trial at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital and the surrounding facilities.




Bill and Melinder Gates Foundation:


Medical Research Council/Department of Biotechnology (MRC/DBT):