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17:15 - 18:30 21 May 2013

Community-Based Maternal and Newborn Care


John Snow Lecture Theatre | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (link Map)
Keppel Street | London | WC1E 7HT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free to attend but registration is required
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Prof Joy Lawn, Professor of Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Epidemiology, London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Prof David Osrin, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, UCL Institute for Global Health

This is the first in a series of Joint UCL-LSHTM joint symposiums.

With 1000 days remaining to the MDG targets, there is an increased focus on reducing maternal and newborn deaths through equitable coverage of life-saving interventions. Community-based strategies to improve maternal and newborn health are receiving policy attention, but there are a number of ways of thinking about them. They may be perceived as individual interventions, as a platform for many activities, or even as a distraction from health system building. An increasing number of studies and trials have been published, examining a range of approaches, yet sometimes the evidence is grouped as if all community-based maternal newborn care strategies were the same. What does the latest evidence show and what is actually being scaled up?


Helen Hopkins
+44 (0)20 7905 2352 | h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk


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