Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

All posts in Theme C

The child of the radio

By Radha Chakraborty (Creative Director, Development Media International)

Results from a randomised controlled trial conducted by Development Media International and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in rural Burkina Faso show that mass media can lead to significant increases in families of young children seeking medical attention and…

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Tipping point for global early child development: lessons learned from the Saving Brains portfolio

By Nisso Nurova (MSc Public Health Candidate)

The last two decades have shown great political commitment and investment in early child development (ECD), as the third Lancet ECD series, ‘Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale’ emphasised the need to focus on how to implement at scale. Moving forward…

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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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Newborns are newborn on the global agenda

By Professor Joy Lawn, MARCH Centre Director

 
Newborns are newborn on the global agenda; yet over 5,000 newborn deaths could be prevented every day.
 

2.6 million newborn deaths happen every year, 7000 per day. For the first time in history we have a specific goal in…

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Recollections of my exciting journey in public health

By Yasir Arafat, Theme C Student Liaison (MSc in Nutrition for Global Health Candidate)
Yasir Arafat is the new MARCH Centre Theme C student liaison. In this blog Yasir tells us about his journey from medical school to child and maternal health programs and his current experience at LSHTM.
My…

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