Wendy Graham receives award for maternal health services from Government of Ethiopia

Wendy Graham, recently appointed Professor of Obstetrics Epidemiology at the School, was presented an award for services to the Government of Ethiopia, and received the Ministry’s designation as maternal health hero. Over the last five years, the University of Aberdeen (UoA) and LSHTM have collaborated with the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and the World […]

Research Fellow – new opportunity with HAYA

Project Coordinator/ Research Fellow The Healthy Adolescents and Young Adults Research Unit of the MARCH Centre is inviting applications for a 12-month research fellowship, in the first instance, starting in 2016. Posted: 21st March 2016 Closing date for applications: Friday 15th April 2016 The Fellowship is offered as part of the new HAYA research programme […]

The Time for Silence is Over: Global Launch of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths

The Global Launch of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths took place at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on January 19, 2016. Moving, powerful and emotional, the event demonstrated a new and lasting global commitment to ending an “invisible epidemic”. In the mere hour and a half the audience spent in […]

Slow progress on stillbirth prevention leaves parents of 2.6 million babies suffering in silence each year

Maternal and child deaths have halved while stillbirth remains a neglected global epidemic More than 2.6 million stillbirths continue to occur globally every year with very slow progress made to tackle this ‘silent problem’, according to new research published in The Lancet. Despite significant reductions in the number of maternal and child deaths, there has […]

Series Launch: Who Cares for Women?

Date: Wednesday 13 January 2016 Time: 5:15 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Enormous gaps in maternal healthcare coverage remain at the end of the MDG-era, despite these areas being declared global and national health priorities. Many women are accessing neither public- nor private-sector services and this is […]

Global Launch of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths

Date: Tuesday 19 January 2016 Time: 5:00-6:45pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT Following the successful launch of The Lancet’s Stillbirth Series in April 2011, The Lancet in cooperation with the MARCH Centre, will launch a follow-on series entitled “Ending Preventable Stillbirths” on January 19, 2016. This launch, chaired by Dr Richard […]

Who enrolled in the first MOOC?

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From vidence to Action What was the MARCH Centre MOOC? The 28th September saw the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine run its first online, open course. Over six weeks, participants were treated to sessions synthesising evidence through the lifecycle for Adolescent, […]

Free Online Course

This six-week free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children worldwide. Start date: 29 February 2016 Duration: 6 weeks, 4 hours per week Email enquiries: Frequently Asked Questions Register for the course HERE Hear from participants HERE   The Course At a time […]

Are home visits a cost-effective way to prevent deaths in newborn babies

Cross posted with kind permission from The Chariot, By Catherine Pitt, Lecturer in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Babies born in poor countries can be 50 times more likely to die in their first month of life than babies born in rich countries. In the safest country in the […]

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. […]