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. […]

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 […]