Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

All posts tagged child health

100&Change: countdown to final pitch to win $100 million grant

By Ninha Silva (MSc in Public Health Candidate)
The countdown to 100&Change final has started.  In exactly seven days, 11th of December 2017, the four finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s competition will be presenting their final pitch to the judging panel. The winner of the $100 million…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Professor Joy Lawn’s research collaboration in the competition finals for $100 million grant

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)
Meaningful and durable change. This is what MacArthur’s Foundation is asking in return for a single $100 million dollars grant awarded to the organisation that can prove to have the best solution for a critical world problem.
The…

Read more

Ten years on: Content, Cadres and Costs for Community Based Maternal Newborn Care

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)

On the 3rd of October, the MARCH centre celebrated the culmination of ten years of an intervention programme on Community Based Maternal and Newborn Care (CBMNC). The occasion was marked with the launch of a series of eight papers…

Read more