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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Let them thrive! World Prematurity Day 2017

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre Today, 17th November, is World Prematurity Day, a global event which aim is to increase awareness of premature birth, newborn health and the devastating impact that it can have on families. By supporting Every Newborn Action … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Climate change: looking beyond the environmental impact (part 2)

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate) This year’s climate change discussion and polemic have been accentuated by events such as the carbon dioxide peak in May, Portugal’s deadly wildfires and the hottest June day in … Continue reading

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Women’s March: marching against a step back in humanity

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) As I was on my way to the Women’s March on London with my sister, I could feel the thrum of anticipation in the air. The always crowded Oxford Street … Continue reading

MARCH speaks to MSc students at annual Christmas event

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) In case you haven’t heard it yet, MARCH Centre is the new hot topic at LSHTM. A large number of curious and enthusiastic MSc students attended The Centre Christmas Student … Continue reading