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Can we stop women bleeding to death in childbirth? WOMAN Trial hosts discussion around postpartum haemorrhage and the launch of ‘Blood Clock’ art installation

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)
Around 100,000 women die every year globally as a result of severe bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage). In 2010, an international and multidisciplinary team, coordinated by the London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), initiated the Woman…

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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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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…

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International Day of the Midwife

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)
To celebrate this year’s International Day of the Midwife, we wanted to hear the voices of the profession, so we spoke with two midwives, currently MSc students at LSHTM.
Maria Garcia de Frutos moved from Spain to UK…

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Climate change: Looking beyond the environmental impact

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate)

We have all heard of climate change and its effects on the environment. But what do you really know about the health effects of climate change? How does climate change become not just an environmental issue, but a social…

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