Dr Louise Tina Day

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

Paediatrician/ obstetrician trained in UK then lived in rural South Asia for 15 years working as a clinician scientist across the mother-newborn-child-adolescent health/nutrition continuum of care.

Louise joined LSHTM in 2017 and was previously Deputy Head of the Maternal Newborn Health Group.

She enjoys innovating low-cost practical solutions for the sustainable implementation of evidence-based solutions in maternal newborn child health.

PhD Thesis 2023 - title: Quality of care and quality of data for hospital births – tension or traction?


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health


Module co-organiser: Foundations in Reproductive Health
Teach: Current issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health, Professional Diploma of Tropical Nursing
Tutor: MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research


Integrating mother and child health and improving quality of care and data quality and use in high mortality/ morbidity settings.

Louise was the LSHTM PI for the Every Newborn-Birth Indicators Research Tracking in Hospitlas (EN-BIRTH) 2 study leading to the collaborative development of the Every Newborn Measurement for Newborns and Stillbirths (EN-MINI Tools)…. Louise is the Co-PI for the Improving Quality and Use of Newborn Indicators (IMPULSE) study. She is the LSHTM team as reserach partners with MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Obstetrics and Family Planning (MSSFPO) projects include exploring Counselling Consent and Debriefing for Caesarean Section.

She is currently working in a consultant role for the WHO Maternal Child Adolescent health department.
Research Area
Child health
Clinical guidelines
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Health workers
Global health
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Selected Publications

A global analysis of the determinants of maternal health and transitions in maternal mortality.
Souza, JP; DAY, LT; Rezende-Gomes, AC; Zhang, J; Mori, R; Baguiya, A; Jayaratne, K; Osoti, A; Vogel, JP; CAMPBELL, O; Mugerwa, KY; Lumbiganon, P; Tunçalp, Ö; Cresswell, J; Say, L; Moran, AC; Oladapo, OT;
The Lancet. Global health
Counseling, informed consent, and debriefing for cesarean section in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review.
Faysal, S; PENN-KEKANA, L; DAY, L-T; Tripathi, V; Khan, F; Stafford, R; Levin, K; CAMPBELL, O; FILIPPI, V;
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Length of stay and determinants of early discharge after facility-based childbirth in Cameroon: analysis of the 2018 Demographic and Health Survey.
FOUOGUE, JT; Semaan, A; Smekens, T; DAY, L-T; FILIPPI, V; Mitsuaki, M; Fouelifack, FY; Kenfack, B; Fouedjio, JH; Delvaux, T; Beňová, L;
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Classifying caesarean section to understand rising rates among Palestinian refugees: results from 290,047 electronic medical records across five settings.
JAMALUDDINE, Z; Paolucci, G; Ballout, G; Al-Fudoli, H; DAY, LT; Seita, A; CAMPBELL, OM R;
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Implementing a Care Pathway for small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months of age: A multi-country stakeholder consultation.
VAN IMMERZEEL, TD; Diagne, M; Deme/Ly, I; Murungi, AE; Diouf, S; KERAC, M; GRIJALVA-ETERNOD, CS; DAY, LT;
Maternal & child nutrition
International virtual confidential reviews of infection-related maternal deaths and near-miss in 11 low- and middle-income countries - case report series and suggested actions.
Okafor, O; Roos, N; Abdosh, AA; Adesina, O; Alaoui, Z; Romero, WA; Assarag, B; Aworinde, O; De Bernis, L; Castro, R; Chrifi, H; Day, LT; Demissew, R; Aceituno, MG F; Gadama, L; Gashawbeza, B; Keke, SG; Govule, P; Gwako, G; Jayaratne, K; Komboigo, EB; Lara, B; Madziyire, MG; Mathai, M; Moulki, R; ... WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study- Maternal Death a,
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Overcoming blame culture: key strategies to catalyse maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response.
Kinney, MV; DAY, LT; Palestra, F; Biswas, A; JACKSON, D; Roos, N; De Jonge, A; Doherty, P; Manu, AA; Moran, AC; George, AS; MPDSR Technical Working Group,;
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Household Survey Measurement of Newborn Postnatal Care: Coverage, Quality Gaps, and Internal Inconsistencies in Responses.
PEVEN, K; DAY, LT; Bick, D; Purssell, E; Taylor, C; AKUZE, J; Mallick, L;
Global Health: Science and Practice
Distance to available services for newborns at facilities in Malawi: A secondary analysis of survey and health facility data.
PEVEN, K; Taylor, C; Purssell, E; Mallick, L; Burgert-Brucker, CR; DAY, LT; Wong, KL M; Kambala, C; Bick, D;
PloS one
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