The LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series brings together leading scientists from the UK, Germany and further afield to present cutting-edge research on pressing global health issues and to discuss the implications of their work for policy and practice.
On World Prematurity Day, Prof Joy Lawn (Professor of Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Epidemiology and Director of MARCH Centre at LSHTM), Dr Suman Rao (Professor of Neonatology, St. Johns’ Medical College, India), Dr Queen Dube (Head of Pediatrics, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi), Silke Mader (Chairwoman of the Executive Board and Co-Founder of EFCNI and GLANCE) and Helga Fogstad (Executive Director of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health) will focus on the issue preterm births during the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on deliveries and neonatal health around the world. During the event, speakers will share insights into how the current pandemic is impacting on families, will explore approaches to mitigating against preterm births, and will discuss policy tensions and implementation challenges that exist.
Dr Anshu Banerjee, WHO Director of Department of Maternal, New Born, Child and Adolescent Health and Aging, will chair the event and will provide reflections on the policy context for maternal and child health in the current climate.
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