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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

New series on implementation for early child development launched in Archives of Disease in Childhood

An Archives of Disease in Childhood Series #everychildthrive All open access papers available for download now: Full series Editorial: Reaching the dream of optimal development for every child, everywhere: what do we know about ‘how to’? Paper 1: Contextual design … 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

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 … Continue reading