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, […]

Every five seconds a child under 15 dies according to a new UN report

A new UN report looking at child mortality found that 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, mostly of preventable causes such as lack of access to soap, vaccines or clean water. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life, with newborns […]

Quality healthcare is vital for the Sustainable Development Goals era

A report published as part of the The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems states that 5 million deaths per year in low and middle income countries result from people being given poor quality healthcare. This is in addition to the 3.6 million deaths each year caused by a lack of access to […]

Vacancy: Project Coordinator – Newborn & Child Development Team

Application deadline: 10pm, Thursday 19th July 2018 The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is seeking to appoint an experienced Project Coordinator to provide efficient administrative, logistical and financial project support from set up to closure. The post-holder will be a member of the Newborn and Child Development team and be accountable to the Project PI […]

How much aid really supports global health goals?

New research published in The Lancet Global Health shows that four high-profile estimates – from the Countdown to 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and the G8’s Muskoka Initiative – indicate substantially different levels and trends in aid for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child […]

Job Vacancy: Part time translator (Portuguese to English)

Portuguese to English translator for EN-INDEPTH Study (PT)   Terms of Reference: The translator will be engaged to work on a temporary basis with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s MARCH Centre team. The translator will specifically work on written translation of focus group discussions, field notes, and guidelines from Portuguese to English, […]

6 month Internship Opportunity at Medical Research Council Unit in The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The BRIGHT (Brain Imaging for Global Health) Project is seeking an intern to join the team based in the Keneba Field Station of MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM. The BRIGHT project is a longitudinal cohort study assessing the brain development of a group of 200 infants in West Kiang, a rural region of The […]

MARCH has a new logo!

We are very pleased to share with our members the new MARCH Centre logo! Earlier this year we worked with two designers on the design of a new logo and asked our members to vote on which design they thought best represented the work of the Centre. Our new logo won by a landslide and we are […]

6 million deaths at birth: where, why and how to have happier birth days – Video available now

The Academy of Medical Sciences recently published the video of Professor Lawn giving her presentation on ‘6 million deaths at birth: where, why and how to have happier birth days’ as part of the Academy of Medical Sciences New Fellow’s Admissions Day 2016, held on 29 June. Professors Joy Lawn and Professor Liam Smeeth were among […]