Tag Archives: women’s health

Can we stop women bleeding to death in childbirth? WOMAN Trial hosts discussion around postpartum haemorrhage and the launch of ‘Blood Clock’ art installation

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) Around 100,000 women die every year globally as a result of severe bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage). In 2010, an international and multidisciplinary team, coordinated by the London School of … 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

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

International Day of the Midwife

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) To celebrate this year’s International Day of the Midwife, we wanted to hear the voices of the profession, so we spoke with two midwives, currently MSc students at LSHTM. Maria Garcia … Continue reading

Climate change: Looking beyond the environmental impact

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate) We have all heard of climate change and its effects on the environment. But what do you really know about the health effects of climate change? How does climate … Continue reading

Interview: Kathryn Church on the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy and its impact on organisations like Marie Stopes International

By Marisol Escudero Martínez, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing candidate) Dr Kathryn Church is an Assistant Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health at LSHTM and is seconded as Senior Scientific Advisor within the Research Monitoring … Continue reading

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

Breaking Silos and Building Bridges

LSHTM alumni Ben Weobong writes about his time at the 2016 MARCH retreat and how different facets of health must come together to defeat a common enemy Continue reading

MARCH Retreat 2016: An Alumni’s Perspective

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