Mother and daughterThe MIMI network is a joint collaboration between research teams with the common mandate to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants in developing countries.

By combining various areas of expertise, the MIMI network will set out to:

  • Leverage the mutual research interests of network partners into fundable collaborations
  • Enhance microbiome-related research capacity in Canada and Africa
  • Transfer knowledge gained to inform maternal and child health policy


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The MIMI network is designed to bring together top Canadian researchers to work together with the aim of pinpointing key differences in bacterial and immune profiles in the diverse settings of the developing and developed world.

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Contact for the Maternal-Infant Microbiome & Immunity Network at BC Children's Hospital.

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