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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

© Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Sarah Elliott

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 the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene in…

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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 best solution for a critical world problem.
The…

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Climate change: looking beyond the environmental impact (part 2)

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate)
This year’s climate change discussion and polemic have been accentuated by events such as the carbon dioxide peak in May, Portugal’s deadly wildfires and the hottest June day in England and Wales in more than 40 years…

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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 had been filled with chanting slogans, banners and…

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MARCH speaks to MSc students at annual Christmas event

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate)

In case you haven’t heard it yet, MARCH Centre is the new hot topic at LSHTM.
A large number of curious and enthusiastic MSc students attended The Centre Christmas Student Event, organised on the 14th of December 2016…

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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

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