Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

Ideas at 7: Taking Stock

By Professor Joanna Schellenberg and Dr Tanya Marchant

The IDEAS journey started back in 2010 when we launched our first activities to support the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in their work to improve maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. A team of 20 researchers and professional…

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Let them thrive! World Prematurity Day 2017

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre
Today, 17th November, is World Prematurity Day, a global event which aim is to increase awareness of premature birth, newborn health and the devastating impact that it can have on families. By supporting Every Newborn Action Plan, World Prematurity Day aims to stimulate international action…

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MTV Shuga – Storytelling to save lives

By Priyanka Rajendram (MSc Public Health Candidate)

For over 20 years, Georgia Arnold has dedicated her life to trailblazing innovative pro-social initiatives for Viacom International Media Networks as their Senior Vice-President of Social Responsibility. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of MTV’s Staying Alive…

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Can we stop women bleeding to death in childbirth? WOMAN Trial hosts discussion around postpartum haemorrhage and the launch of ‘Blood Clock’ art installation

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)
Around 100,000 women die every year globally as a result of severe bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage). In 2010, an international and multidisciplinary team, coordinated by the London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), initiated the Woman…

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21.7 million pregnant women worldwide are colonised with Group B Streptococcus infection, with risks for them, as well as causing 150,000 stillbirths and infant deaths

© Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Sarah Elliott

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre 
Read the executive summary and supplement (open access & available today).
Research showing the worldwide Group B Streptococcus (GBS) burden in pregnant women, stillbirths and children is being launched today, Monday 6th of November, at the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene in…

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