Making early child development (ECD) count – new global and regional estimates for low and middle income countries.

Limitations of child development metrics pose a major challenge in policy and programming efforts to improve early child development outcomes in LMIC settings. Until this week, global estimates have been based on proxy measures including prevalence stunting and extreme poverty.1 Newly published data from McCoy DC et al, funded by the Saving Brains Programme, Grand […]

Research Design Workshop for Testing for Coverage Metrics of Facility Care

From April 20-21, 2016, a workshop was led by the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Metrics Group co-chaired by the World Health Organisation and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in close collaboration with the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) team. Over 60 participants, including researchers as well as programmatic and data experts, […]

Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) publish new paper

MET (Maternal and Newborn Health Group) have just published a new paper. “Family planning, antenatal and delivery care: cross-sectional survey evidence on levels of coverage and inequalities by public and private sector in 57 low- and middle-income countries”. The paper presents the largest cross sectional analysis to date across 57 low- and middle-income countries using […]

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, […]