series event

How community groups can save newborn lives

Lessons learned from the Neonatal Knowledge into Practice (NeoKIP) trial in Vietnam

Presentation by Professor Lars Åke Persson (LSHTM) and discussion with Dr. Audrey Prost (UCL)

The setting is a trial in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam, where laywomen recruited from the Women’s Union facilitated monthly meetings over three years. This seminar will look at the effects, processes, contextual factors, equity impacts and sustainability.

Manson Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London
Thursday 25th May
17.30 – 18.30 followed by a reception


Lars Åke Persson, MD PhD, paediatrician and epidemiologist, is Professor of Public Health Evaluation at LSHTM, based at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa. His previous positions include: Professor of International Child Health at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Director of Public Health Sciences at ICDDR,B, Bangladesh. His research focus is on interventions for child survival and early life nutrition and their short- and long-term effects.