Tag Archives: child health

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

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

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 … Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions

By Lenka Benova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) As the day of delivery approaches, pregnant women around the world make preparations for childbirth. Many choose which health facility to attend for the delivery, and make plans about how … Continue reading

MARCH Retreat 2016: An Alumni’s Perspective

LSHTM alumni Magdalena Goyheneix writes about her experience at the 2016 MARCH Retreat Continue reading

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

The power of mobile technology in global health

By Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance The earliest insight I gained while studying the use of mobile technology to support global health efforts is that a mobile phone is only as good as the people and services that it … Continue reading