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

Information from http://ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2015/mnh/index.cfm 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) […]

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, […]

New paper on adolescent health- Factors associated with self-reported adherence among adolescents on antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe

A recent paper publshed in AIDS Care focuses on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adolescents in Zimbabwe. We know that across the life course adolescents are at the highest risk of non-adherence. Given the necessity of adhering to ant-retroviral treatment in order to avoid virological failure, the risks to young people in not taking their […]

MARCH Birth theme – July peer reviewed literature

The MARCH centre aims to create a platform for communication and dissemination of research in order to foster collaboration, innovation and technical excellence. To this end, our colleagues at the IDEAS project have put together a list of recently published papers with a focus on maternal and newborn health to highlight some of the key […]

Focus on maternal and newborn health in Uganda

  The first national maternal and newborn health conference was held in Kampala, Uganda last week. The goal of this conference was to identify the key steps required to make progress towards Uganda’s maternal and newborn health targets and find solutions for the gap that exists between policy and quality implementation in the country. The […]

Upcoming seminar: Fertility under assault

Please join us for a  joint seminar of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group & the Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH) Centre Fertility under assault: Natality in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a time of conflict Speaker: Prof. Meredeth Turshen,Rutgers University Date: Mon 6th July 2015 Time: 12:45-2:00 Venue: Room LG6, […]

MARCH Centre members publish two new papers

Members of the MARCH centre have been involved in two new papers which have been published in recent months in the Lancet Global Health and PLOS ONE. The first, by Maheu-Giroux et al, published in the Lancet Global Health, examines vaginal fistual across sub-Saharan Africa, and finds that while it is still too common. You […]