Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

Thirty years and counting: LSHTM’s maternal health group turns 30

In January 1989, a new research group was launched at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, created formally by virtue of a grant award from the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Loosely-called the “maternal health research group” and comprising just three individuals – now all Professors: Oona…

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Not a small problem – World Prematurity Day 2018

By Lydia Di Stefano, B Theme student liaison (MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research Candidate)

November 17 marks World Prematurity Day, a parent-led movement to generate awareness of preterm birth and the impact it has on millions of families globally. November 17 serves as a reminder to reflect on…

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Researching women’s financial access to care in sub-Saharan Africa

By Rianna Raymond-Williams, Theme A, March Blog Editor (MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research Candidate)

Mardieh Dennis is a PhD Candidate researching health systems for maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa at LSHTM under the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. She speaks to us about her journey…

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Have you got data on follow-up of children after Group B Streptococcus infection?

By Professor Joy Lawn,  LSHTM
What data do we have regarding GBS?
Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a leading cause of infant sepsis and meningitis. First systematic estimates of the worldwide GBS burden (presented in a recent publication series in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017 Vol 65) have identified…

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‘Now is the time’ for adolescent health: an interview with former MARCH adolescent theme student liaison

By Nisso Nurova, A-theme student Liaison (MSc Public Health)

You may have seen Constance’s name featured in our Theme-A February newsletter, as a first author of a research publication ‘”My mother told me that I should not”: a qualitative study exploring the restrictions placed on adolescent girls…

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