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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” … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Informing design and implementation for early child development programmes: follow for updates!

Archives of Disease in Childhood Series coming in March 2019 #ACT4ECD #everychildthrive This page will be updated as we get closer to the series launch! Read below for background information to the series and the programmes that made it possible.  … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Impliquer les hommes dans les soins de maternité au Burkina Faso: Nouvelle étude d’un ancienne étudiante de doctorat à LSHTM publiée dans le Bulletin de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé

Par Marina A.S. Daniele, ancienne étudiante de doctorat à la Faculté d’Epidémiologie et de Santé de la Population; actuellement chercheur dans l’étude PRECISE au King’s College de Londres. La publication en texte intégral dans le Bulletin de l’OMS peut être … Continue reading

Involving men in maternity care in Burkina Faso: New study by former LSHTM PhD student published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

By Marina A.S. Daniele, former PhD student in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at LSHTM, now Midwife Researcher with the PRECISE network at King’s College London. Contact Marina at marina.daniele@kcl.ac.uk & follow her on Twitter @marasdan The full … Continue reading

Researching women’s financial access to care in sub-Saharan Africa

By Rianna Raymond-Williams, Theme A, March Blog Editor (MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research Candidate) Mardieh Dennis is a PhD Candidate researching health systems for maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa at LSHTM under the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

MARCH Report & Strategy 2018-20: Looking to the past to inform the future of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health worldwide

On 22nd May 2018 the MARCH Centre will hold a key event to mark the launch of the new Centre report. The event is on ‘Next Generation: Shaping the future of health research for women, children & young people‘ and … Continue reading