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Ms Harriet Ruysen

BSc Midwifery MSc

Research Fellow

Room
103

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
ext 2039

I am a research fellow for the Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics team led by Professor Joy Lawn in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO). Our work is focused on improving global health outcomes for mothers and newborns through the development of feasible metrics for newborn health.

I am a practising midwife with clinical experience working in the UK, New Zealand and with Médecins Sans Frontières, where I supported maternal and newborn health programmes in low resource and conflict settings; including Somaliland and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I returned to the UK in 2013 to undertake an MSc in Public Health for Development before joining the team here at LSHTM.  

 

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), is underwritten by a 2014 World Health Assembly Resolution, and aims to support countries in reaching the target of fewer than 12 newborn deaths per 1000 live births, and fewer than 12 stillbirths per 1,000 total births by 2030. Data are crucial to track progress towards this ENAP vision for quality of care at birth. However, there is a major gap for data to track programmatic coverage, quality and service readiness. As seen from programmes such as immunisation, malaria and HIV, these data are fundamental for local programme planning and financing, especially to ensure we reach the poorest families, as well as for global governance.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Current Issues in Safe Motherhood and Perinatal Health

Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries 

Research

Moxon.S.G., Ruysen.H., Kerber.K., et al., Count every newborn: a measurement improvement roadmap for coverage data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2015. Supplement 2, 8. Every Woman and Every Newborn.

Ruysen.H., Kurian M., Conroy.N., The World Health Organization technical consultation on newborn health indicators. 2015

 

Research Area
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Public health
Global Health
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Country
Bangladesh
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Nepal
Somalia
Tanzania
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)