Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

Sexual & Reproductive Health Awareness Day: Moving Forward From Cairo

By Reena Gupta, MARCH A Theme Student Liaison studying for an MSc in Public Health for Development at LSHTM

February 12th marks the annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as educate about family planning, contraceptive…

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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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Violence against women and girls – a human rights and public health problem

The 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of an annual campaign: The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The international movement, which had its origins at the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, will see individuals…

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Series on implementation for early child development launched in Archives of Disease in Childhood

An Archives of Disease in Childhood Series
#everychildthrive
This is a critical moment for global action in early child development (ECD). Worldwide, an estimated 250 million children under the age of five are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. The Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Strategy for…

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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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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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