The MARCH Centre
The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is the central hub for women’s and children’s health within The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The Lancet Maternal Health Series Global Launch | 18 September

The past quarter century has delivered progress for some women and their newborns. At the same time, some countries and groups of women saw little or no progress despite significant global attention to maternal survival. The burden of poor maternal health—mortality and severe morbidity—is concentrated among poor and vulnerable populations, including refugees and those affected by humanitarian crises.

The new Lancet Maternal Health Series synthesises the last decade of evidence on global maternal health in low, middle and high-income countries, charts the path towards 2030 and champions vital action to ensure that every woman, every newborn, everywhere has the right to good quality care. Copies of the Series report will be available at the launch.

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MARCH at LSHTM Week: Centre Updates and Networking 21 September

The theme of the 2016 LSHTM week is ‘multiple sectors and multiple disciplines: opportunities and challenges’. This MARCH Centre event is an opportunity for researchers and students from all settings, sectors and disciplines to get together, hear latest updates from the MARCH leadership team, and to network with one another.

When and where?
John Snow lecture theatre: 17.30-18.00
Globe room reception area: 18.00-19.00

MARCH MOOC: Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

At a time of global concern over emerging infectious and chronic diseases, it is important to remember that millions of women and children continue to die every year from conditions that are easily preventable and treatable.

This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues.

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MARCH Career re-entry fellowship: apply now

The Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH) Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to academic staff returning to academia.

One fellowship, worth £30,000 is available and will act as bridging funding to an academic staff member returning to the School following a period of absence such as maternity leave, caring responsibilities or a career break. The funding will help staff re-establish funding, research and networks following an absence and is intended to help staff progress in their academic career.

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MARCH Retreat 11 May 2016

The MARCH retreat 2016 was held on the 11 May 2016.

The theme of the retreat was the Global Strategy: survive, thrive and transform. The event facilitated discussion on current LSHTM research in relation to the three pillars, and also served as an opportunity to identify research gaps. The information collected will be used to inform a longer term research stategy, which will be published in the near future as part of the MARCH bi-annual report.

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Global Launch of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths

In cooperation with The Lancet, the MARCH Centre hosted the official launch of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirth at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on January 19th, 2016.

Ending Preventable Stillbirths publications are available on The Lancet here.

The series follows The Lancet’s Stillbirth Series launched in April 2011.

A video of the event is available to view here

Read our blog on the event

Free Online Course - start date: 29 February 2016

This six-week free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children worldwide.

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A Call for Sustained and Improved Measurement

Video interview with Dr Tanya Marchant on a recent Lancet paper written on behalf of the Kirkland Group. Dr Marchant is a member of the Kirkland Group and explains the six principles the group put together as a call to action for improving measurment for maternal, newborn and child health.

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The ABC of Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health

Listen to staff explain more about the work of the Centre and how it aims to improve women's and children's health worldwide.

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We research maternal, reproductive and child health problems, and generate new knowledge

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LSHTM MARCH Centre members regularly publish papers and articles on maternal, adolescent, reproductive and child health issues.

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