Tag Archives: maternal health

Twitter chat on 3rd October for Launch of Supplement – Join Us!

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) I am pleased to announce that @HPP_LSHTM will be hosting a Twitter chat on 3 OCTOBER using the hashtag #CommunityMNH! Date: 3 October, 2017 Time: 2-3pm UK TIME Location: Twitter … Continue reading

Content, costs, cadres for community maternal and newborn care: Launch of the Health Policy and Planning Supplement

This post has been cross-posted with LSHTM. EVENT FOR SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH To reach universal health coverage with care at birth and prevent 300,000 maternal deaths and 5.3 million neonatal deaths and stillbirths, an important strategy is to provide home care during … Continue reading

Congratulations to Cesar Victora awarded 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award

PhD in Health Care Epidemiology alumnus (1983), Cesar Victora has won the prestigious 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award. The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognises the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at … Continue reading

How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Dr. Vinod Srivastava

In this week’s Alumni Profile, MSc. Community Medicine (1982) alumnus, Professor Vinod Srivastava outlines his career in public health and recounts his experience of studying at the School. Dr. Vinod Srivastava, MBBS, MD (Social & Preventive Medicine), DPH, M.Sc. Comm. Med. … Continue reading

2014: the year for every newborn

By Lara Brearley 2014 must be the year of the newborn. As Smith’s recent article states, despite huge strides in child survival, progress during the neonatal period has been disproportionately slow. Inaction is no longer an option – in many … Continue reading

Antenatal care in India: what’s missing?

By Sanghita Bhattacharyya From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links … Continue reading

New Study Seeks the Views of Obstetric Care Providers Worldwide

The Optimal Caesarean Rates Survey seeks the views of obstetricians on the optimal caesarean rate among different groups of deliveries. The debate around “optimal” caesarean rates is ongoing, but no study so far has sought the views of obstetricians on … 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