This course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children worldwide.
This course is no longer running on the Futurelearn platform anymore and has been converted into a series of downloadable resources and learning activities from the School's 'Improving the health of women, children and adolescents' course.
The material is broken down into teaching weeks, topic-focused activities and learning steps. Individual steps are presented in a variety of different ways, and may be vehicles for delivering content, discussion opportunities, or informal assessment tasks.
The materials can be accessed on the School's Open Study Platform:
At a time of global concern over emerging infectious and chronic diseases, it is important to remember that millions of women and children continue to die every year from conditions that are easily preventable and treatable.
This free online course presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way, so that everyone has the opportunity to engage with the issues.
The course will run over six weeks, exploring the lifecycle from birth to adulthood, to look at adolescent, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Each week will focus on a different area, inviting you to discuss the most recent data, and the current policy, programme and research debates that inform action to improve health outcomes.
At the end of the course we will reflect on the importance of lifecycle thinking for women, children and adolescents in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
- Dr Tanya Marchant, Lead Educator and Deputy Director of the MARCH Centre
- Professor Joy Lawn, Director of the MARCH Centre
- Professor David Ross from the World Health Organisation Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
- Dr Shunmay Yeung, Senior Lecturer Health Policy and Economics and co-leader of the MARCH Centre
- Dr Veronique Filippi, Reader in Maternal Health and Epidemiology
Understand case studies from around the globe
Through the use of case studies, multimedia content and discussions with other learners from around the globe, we will consider the latest evidence about how to improve the health of women, children and adolescents in the context of different country settings.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation; undergraduate students taking a healthcare or science-related degree; medical students and postgraduates wishing to complement their studies; and anyone else with an interest in learning about the health of women, children and adolescents.
The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health
The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is the central hub for women’s and children’s health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and comprises more than 150 academics working around the world in 100 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In this course, you will hear from MARCH Centre experts in a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, anthropology, medicine and public health.