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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, […]

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 […]