Newborn Essential Solutions & Technologies (NEST): multi-country complex evaluation
Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
The MacArthur foundation launched a competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promised ‘real and measureable progress in solving a critical problem of our time’. The proposal led by Rice University at Houston, Texas entitled “Improving newborn survival in Africa” in which the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a collaborator, has been one of the eight shortlisted from a total of 1904 applications, and it is the only one made by university partners. The team behind this proposal will present a brief overview followed by a discussion with the audience, particularly welcoming ideas on evaluation.
Presentation: 5:00 – 6:15
- Professor Joy Lawn Director of MARCH Centre, LSHTM, Professor of Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Epidemiology;
- Professor Peter Piot, Director of the LSHTM, Professor of Global Health;
Brief Presentation followed by an open discussion with the audience
- Professor Maria Oden, Professor in the Practice, Department of Bioengineering, Director, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University;
- Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Director RICE 360, Malcolm Gillis University Professor;
- Professor Elizabeth Molyneux, Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine and Queen Elizabeth Central Teaching Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi;
- Dr Theresa Mkandawire. Dean of Engineering, University of Malawi, The Polytechnic.
Reception: 6:15 – 7:00
Admission: This is a free event, open to all. Space allocation is done on a first come, first saved basis.
Contact: Alegria Perez