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Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Vaccine Burden

The Maternal and Newborn Group within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor. As Assistant Professor, the post holder will be responsible for developing an international research portfolio towards a comprehensive value proposition for the development and […]

LSHTM Short Course: Epidemiological Evaluation of Vaccines

LSHTM is offering a short course in the Epidemiological Evaluation of Vaccines: Efficacy, Safety and Policy. The course will take place between 2nd and 13th July 2018. In November 2017 Professor Joy Lawn, Director of the MARCH Centre was co-lead author of 11 papers published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases which highlighted the impact […]

List of Potential Student Summer Projects and Ideas for 2018

At the MARCH Annual Student Christmas Event in December 2017, the Centre released a list of potential student summer projects and ideas related to each MARCH Theme, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/MARCHProjects. The list has some great ideas & contacts for students, and will be updated throughout 2018 by academic staff.

Master Trainer Course: Helping Babies Breathe

The American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, is holding a Master Trainer course for Helping Babies Breathe 2nd Edition. It will take place on the 5th-6th February 2018 at the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre. Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based educational programme to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques to all […]

FREE ONLINE COURSE The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

Starts 23 October 2017 REGISTER NOW: bit.ly/FLmaternalhealth Over three weeks this free online course explores the state of maternal health globally, based on The Lancet Maternal Health Series. You will review the latest evidence from experts, and learn what is needed to ensure good-quality, woman-centred maternal healthcare for all. The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global […]

MARCH Centre Director, Professor Joy Lawn, in shortlisted project for $100 million grant

NEST (Newborn Essential Technologies and Solutions), a collaboration of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Rice University and  other partners, is one of four finalists for the MacArthur Foundation’s first 100&Change grant. MacArthur launched 100&Change to award $100 million for a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant […]

WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis – A Free Online Congress by WHO and GSA

The Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Health Organization have joined forces to host the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on September 12th, 2017. The WSC Spotlight is a free online congress in which 25 renowned experts from all around the world will give presentations on all aspects of maternal and neonatal sepsis, as […]

Funding Call: Stars in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada

Stars in Global Health: Round 9 STARS IN REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH   Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, has launched a new funding opportunity open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada: Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH). Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and […]

Simple treatment for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers around the world

New evidence suggests low-cost drug should become frontline response for major blood loss after childbirth   An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study published in The Lancet. The global trial of 20,000 women found […]

Research implementation planning workshop and next steps for Every Newborn metrics facility-based study

ENAP Metrics “ENAP Research Implementation Planning Workshop for Facility-based Observational Study in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania” took place from 5th to the 8th of December in White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Background ENAP metrics* team and research partners are continuing work towards implementing the first step on the measurement improvement roadmap related to […]