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Beyond Birth Weight: How Dr Hannah Blencowe is Making Every Baby Count

  Dr Hannah Blencowe joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) fresh out of working in Malawi as a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre where she helped to run the neonatal unit. Having trained in UK … Continue reading

FROM THE HILLS OF LOYORO TO LONDON: MY STORY

By Dr Paul Lokubal Dr Paul Lokubal is a medical doctor with 7 years’ experience practicing in Uganda. His passion for transforming outcomes in maternal health has led him to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying an … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … 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

The Womb Room: Raising Awareness of Endometriosis

By Rianna Raymond-Williams, Theme A, March Blog Editor (MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research Candidate) Endometriosis is a common condition that occurs in around 1.5 million women in the UK and 176 million women globally. This is where the … Continue reading