MARCH Career re-entry fellowship: applications now open

Career re-entry fellowships Deadline for Applications by 1 September 2016 The Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH) Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to academic staff returning to academia. One fellowship, worth £30,000 is available and will act as bridging funding to an academic staff member returning to the School following a period […]

2nd Anniversary of the Launch of ENAP

June 2016 marks the second anniversary of the launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP). To commemorate the anniversary, HNN published two blogs on the progress of the ENAP country implementation and metrics efforts: ENAP Progress Tracking Report released Progress for Every Newborn metrics HNN encourages partners to use this platform as an opportunity to highlight the progress ENAP […]

Funding Opportunities available through Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada has two new open funding opportunities open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada: Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Saving Brains. Of particular interest are innovations to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in humanitarian contexts, notably among internally displaced and refugee populations, as well […]

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 […]