Virtual Launch: FP2020’s Progress Report Commitment to Action 2014 – 2015

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is hosting the virtual launch of FP2020’s Progress Report Commitment to Action 2014-2015 on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST (15:00-16:00 GMT). Dial-in information to follow. From the organisers: Many of us were planning to come together at the International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia. […]

Invitation to Apply for Student Communications Fellow and Student Liaison Positions

All LSHTM 2015/2016 MSC students are invited to apply for the following positions. 1. MARCH Student Communications Fellow The MARCH Student Communications Fellow (one post, paid on an hourly basis) works closely with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of the MARCH centre, as well as the centre support team and the MARCH theme student liaisons […]

Every Newborn Action Plan: New Investment in Metrics

At the end of the MDGs, 45% of under-five deaths are now in the neonatal period (first 28 days after birth) 2.7 million newborns die every year with much slower progress to prevent deaths than for older children. Stillbirths (deaths in last 3 months of pregnancy, now 2.6 million) did not count in the MDGs […]

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

The Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference is being held in Mexico City from 18-21 October 2015. The School will be present at the conference, with a number of sessions and presentations from on the 19th, 20th and 21st October. Read this specially prepared leaflet to see where the School’s staff will be presenting their work. […]

Introducing HAYA (Healthy Adolescents & Young Adults) Research Unit

The HAYA Research Unit, is a partnership between MARCH Centre at the School and the Africa Centre For Population Health in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This unit has been set up thanks to an investment by ViiV Positive Action and will be sited within the Africa Centre, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust. HAYA’s focus […]

FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics – a Blog from Vancouver

Claudia Hanson, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and epidemiologist working at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Karolinska Institutet is attending the XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver, Canada this week. In this blog post, she tells us that she’s witnessing a great enthusiasm for improving the health of […]

Research and Innovation for Maternal & Newborn Health- Conference registration now open

Information from On 8 December 2015 the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation will hold a conference to assess the actions taken under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to discuss the role that research and innovation can play in the field of maternal and newborn health under the new Sustainable Development Goals […]

Podcast- What do the SDGs mean for women, children and adolescents?

Professor Joy Lawn, MARCH centre director, has recorded a podcast to coincide with the UN Sustainable Development Summit and the launch of the MARCH centre’s new free online course on improving the health of women, children and adolescents. In the podcast, Professor Lawn looks at how the MDGs have impacted on the health, and how […]

Ten new scholarships available for Master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), together with its partner Chevening, and the Open Society Foundation (OSF) are delighted to announce 10 exciting new scholarships to study a one-year Master’s degree in London starting September 2016. These scholarships are open to MSc applicants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, […]

Every Mother, Every Newborn – Supplement launch

Date: Friday 11 September 2015 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre B, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Reductions in child mortality during the millennium development goal era have been remarkable, yet 6 million deaths occur around birth annually. Achieving the goals of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) […]