Tag Archives: child health

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

How much more evidence on community case management of pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Joan Kalyango Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under five years old worldwide, despite being preventable and treatable, mostly due to poor access to care. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) contributes more than half of the total deaths … Continue reading

Performance-based financing: a magic bullet for health systems change?

By Josephine Borghi For many low- and middle-income country governments it is no longer a question of whether to introduce performance-based funding but how to. This is a result of the large scale promotion and funding of performance-based schemes by … Continue reading

Exhibition: Towards happier birth days

Every year we celebrate our day of birth and the mother who brought us into the world. Exploring attitudes and approaches to improving the health of babies, girls, and women around the world and over time, this exhibition in the Keppel … Continue reading