Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

Beyond Birth Weight: How Dr Hannah Blencowe is Making Every Baby Count


Dr Hannah Blencowe joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) fresh out of working in Malawi as a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre where she helped to run the neonatal unit. Having trained in UK hospitals, Hannah was shocked to observe the number of small…

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By Dr Paul Lokubal

Dr Paul Lokubal is a medical doctor with 7 years’ experience practicing in Uganda. His passion for transforming outcomes in maternal health has led him to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying an M.Sc in Public Health for Development.  Here, he recounts…

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30 Years Alumni – An Interview with Dr Vincent Fauveau

By Dr Paul Lokubal, MSc candidate in Public Health for Development

To learn more about thirty years of progress and challenges in maternal and newborn health research, please join us on 30 April for a lecture and panel discussion and to hear more from Dr. Paul Lokubal.

How does one…

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Can reviews of in-hospital child deaths help reduce mortality rates?

Andy Young, MARCH Child Theme Student Liaison

In 40 countries, more than 1 in 20 children died before their 5th birthday in 2015. In the UK and other high income countries, this rate is less than 1 in 200.1 The underlying causes of this tenfold difference in childrens’ chances…

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“Let Hope Grow”: Advocating for children with disability and their families

By Samantha Sadoo, Research Fellow, LSHTM

‘Let Hope Grow’ is a collaborative project between researchers, artists and families that aims to use artistic imagery to promote early intervention and inclusion for young children with developmental disability.  On 26th March, the works were exhibited for the first time in the UK…

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30 years alumni – Dr Isabella Danel

By Lydia Di Stefano, MARCH B Theme student liaison

I called Dr Isabella Danel on her mobile from LSHTM while she was at home in Washington. We had originally planned to Skype, but snow storms in D.C. meant that she was not in her office. I was nervous before…

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