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Giorgia Gon

BA, MSc

Research Fellow
of Epidemiology

Room
KS 103

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Epidemiologist with degrees in human sciences and epidemiology. My current area of focus is on infection prevention and control in maternity units in low and middle-income countries. I started working for LSHTM in 2013 within the Merck for Mothers project. Prior to this I have worked with Merlin in London and Juba, South Sudan, and as a Consultant for the OECD in the UK. I was also a Young Professional Intern at the HIV-AIDS Unit for UNODC in Jakarta, Indonesia.  I hold a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on in-house courses in statistics, epidemiology and public health - Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (SME), and Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (ECCD).

Research

I am currently working on projects funded by the Soapbox Collaborative, a Scottish Charity, aimed at understanding and improving clean birth practices to reduce maternal and neonatal infections. I am leading on a cross-sectional survey investigating the behavioural determinants of hand hygiene among birth attendants in Tanzania.

Research Area
Maternal health
Sanitation
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Hospital acquired infection
Sepsis
Country
Tanzania
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Who Delivers without Water? A Multi Country Analysis of Water and Sanitation in the Childbirth Environment.
Gon, G. ; Restrepo-Méndez, M.C. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Barros, A.J. ; Woodd, S. ; Benova, L. ; Graham, W.J. ;
PLoS One
Diversity and divergence: the dynamic burden of poor maternal health.
Graham, W. ; Woodd, S. ; Byass, P. ; Filippi, V. ; Gon, G. ; Virgo, S. ; Chou, D. ; Hounton, S. ; Lozano, R. ; Pattinson, R. ; Singh, S. ;
Lancet
What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries?
Graham, W.J. ; Morrison, E. ; Dancer, S. ; Afsana, K. ; Aulakh, A. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Cross, S. ; Ellis, R. ; Enkubahiri, S. ; Fekad, B. ; Gon, G. ; Idoko, P. ; Moore, J. ; Saxena, D. ; Velleman, Y. ; Woodd, S. ;
Glob Health Action
See all Giorgia Gon's Publications