Shifting sands: Three decades of evolving priorities in maternal and newborn health research
MHR@30: Celebrating 30 years of maternal and newborn health research.
In 1989, LSHTM launched one of the first research units dedicated to maternal health in low-and middle-income countries. Please join us for an evening lecture and discussion highlighting 30 years of gains made in maternal and newborn health and the implications for the future. Co-founders of the research group, Professors Wendy Graham, Oona Campbell, and Veronique Filippi, will reflect on how programmatic priorities have evolved and the urgent research questions still to be answered in maternal and newborn health.
Following our key note speakers, Prof Joy Lawn of the MARCH Centre will moderate a dynamic discussion with representatives from the MRC – Jill Jones, and DFID –Will Niblett, exploring the influence of the funding landscape on the evolution and future of maternal and newborn health research.
Introduction: MNHG founding & future
Prof Veronique Filippi – co-founder of the Maternal & Newborn Health Group, LSHTM
Dr. Paul Lokubal – medic working in maternal and newborn health in Uganda and current MSc candidate in Public Health for Development, LSHTM
Key note speakers
Prof Wendy Graham – co-founder of the Maternal & Newborn Health Group, LSHTM
Prof Oona Campbell – co-founder of the Maternal & Newborn Health Group, LSHTM
Prof Joy Lawn – Director of the MARCH Centre, LSHTM (moderator)
Jill Jones – Head of Global Health Strategy, Medical Research Council
Will Niblett – Head of Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Team, Department for International Development
Following the lecture and panel discussion, a drinks reception will take place in the South Courtyard Cafe from 7-8 pm. Light snacks will be provided.
This session will be live-streamed/recorded - accessible to both internal and external audience.