The Van Tulleken twins tackle Medicine in the Media: Allergy overdiagnosis, cold-water swimming and humanitarian crises

By Dani Bancroft, current Public Health MSc student at LSHTM The first MARCH event of the year began with a talk from BBC presenters Chris and Xand Van Tulleken discussing health industry conflicts of interest, popular science myths and Xand’s time working in Sudan. As celebrity advocates of healthy living and alumni of LSHTM you […]

How can we support African children affected by neonatal encephalopathy?

Dr Cally Tan, Associated Professor at LSHTM, published the largest cohort study to describe early childhood outcomes for infants with neonatal encephalopathy, or ‘birth asphyxia’ in sub-Saharan Africa, along with colleagues. Complications around birth asphyxia is the leading cause of death in children under five, and development disability is common among survivors. Read Dr Tan’s […]

MARCH Director Joy Lawn co-authors first textbook on Women, Children & Adolescent health through the life-cycle

MARCH Director Professor Joy Lawn has co-authored the first textbook on Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children and Adolescents in collaboration with UCL. The textbook, co-authored by UCL researchers Dr Delanjathan Devakumar, Dr Jennifer Hall and Dr Zeshan Qureshi takes a life-course approach to health. Following women from adolescence to motherhood, the textbook covers sexual and […]

PLOS Medicine announce forthcoming Special Issue: Maternal and Child Health & Nutrition

PLOS Medicine have announced a forthcoming Special Issue dedicated to the role of Nutrition in Maternal and Child Health which will be guest edited, among others, by MARCH researcher Lars Åke Persson, Professor in Public Health Evaluation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and based at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute in Addis Ababa. Research […]

Student Summer Project Ideas for 2019

At the MARCH Annual Student Christmas Event in December 2018, the Centre released a list of potential student summer projects and ideas related to each MARCH Theme, which can be found here. Students are also encouraged to look at our list of MARCH members within the School for further project ideas.  

Prof Joy Lawn launches key Newborn report with WHO & UNICEF at PMNCH in New Delhi

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The report, Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for […]

Telling your story: Transforming care for small and sick newborns

The Healthy Newborn Network has developed a blog series so that people working in healthcare can share stories of the success’s and challenges in caring for small and sick newborns in low-resource settings. Learn more about the blog series and read the stories already submitted here. To submit your story, send a 300-600-word blog about your experience […]

Counting congenital conditions, deaths & disability in the SDG era

On Wednesday 14th November Emeritus Professor Bernadette Modell was joined by a panel of experts at LSHTM to mark the release of a special issue of the Journal of Community Genetics. The talk focused on the development of more accurate country-specific estimates for congenital conditions, which are defined by their onset before birth. Beyond this, […]

MARCH welcomes UNFPA’s Exec Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, to meet the next generation of global health leaders

On the 18 October UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem and her colleagues, UK Director Matthew Jackson and Chief of Staff Poi Smith, visited LSHTM to attend a thought-provoking roundtable discussion with several MARCH staff, doctoral and Master’s students. The meeting was a chance for Natalia to hear directly from students about their work on […]

What’s ahead in maternal health care worldwide?

At this years FIGO 2018 World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics in Brazil, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, attendee’s will be discussing exciting innovations in knowledge and technology for maternal and newborn health. Dr Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, global head of maternal immunization & Dr Jerker Liljestrand Deputy Director of innovation and demonstration for scale, maternal, […]