The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s MARCH Centre held a symposium to celebrate 30 years of maternal and newborn health (MNH) research at the School. Entitled the Questions Symposium, the event aimed to examine questions on the rationale, methods and impact of our past and present research, and...Read More
This blog was originally published as an opinion piece in STAT here. In the midst of a deadly epidemic like Ebola, who should get an experimental vaccine that provides protection against the disease 97.5% of the time? The obvious candidates would be immediate contacts of people who developed Ebola, and...Read More
‘When a mother flees from her newborn’ – comparing Harlequin Ichthyosis cases in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
This blog was originally published by On Medicine By Naomi Morka Harlequin Ichthyosis is a severe autosomal recessive congenital disease that is caused by a mutation in the ABCA12 gene. Neonates often present with distinctive physical traits such as cracked plates of thickened skin and irregular facial features. It is...Read More
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year
Originally published on LSHTM 21.7 million pregnant women carry the bacteria according to this first global study of Group B Strep - most of them are currently unidentified and untreated. This study shows for the first time that a maternal vaccine may prevent 231,000 infant and maternal GBS cases An...Read More
The Global Development Framework in Transition: Where are Mothers and Newborns in the Post-2015 Era?
The maternal health landscape is rapidly evolving, mostly for good. Evidence shows substantial decline in maternal mortality and growing utilization of maternal health services. But in some countries, the challenge of limited progress or even a reversal of progress casts a shadow.Read More