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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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MARCH Centre ho-ho-hosts Annual Student Christmas Event

By Prima Alam (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Public Health and Policy)
Over one hundred enthusiastic students joined MARCH Centre’s Senior Leadership Team at this year’s Annual Student Christmas Event. The occasion gave attendees an opportunity to find out more about the Centre as well as network and discuss…

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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…

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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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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.

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