Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health

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 de Frutos moved from Spain to UK…

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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 change become not just an environmental issue, but a social…

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Podcast: Parenting and Adolescence in Eastern and Southern Africa

Heidi Loening-Voysey, a child protection research and evaluation specialist at UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti examines research findings and evidence on parenting of adolescents in eastern and southern African countries


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Inequitable Gender Norms From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood in Uganda: Tool Validation and Differences Across Age Groups

A cluster-sampled survey exploring the distribution of levels of support for equitable gender norms in different age groups in rural and urban communities in Uganda…

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Trends in Adolescent Overweight Perception and Its Association With Psychosomatic Health 2002–2014: Evidence From 33 Countries

What is the role of body images and how does it affect our adolescents?
This paper analyses the trends  and perception of adolescent overweight and its association with psychosomatic health in 33 countries…

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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 and Evaluation Team at Marie Stopes International (MSI). This…

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