series event

Women’s and Children’s health: non fake news about sex, births and 9 million deaths

Prof Joy Lawn, Director of the March Centre and an African born paediatrician and epidemiologist will provide an overview of births around the world. This talk will provide the latest data, evidence and debates, highlighting some of the School’s very varied research, from more than 100 studies in over 100 countries linked to the MARCH Centre.


About the speaker: 

Joy has lived and worked in many African countries, including  as a lecturer and neonatalogist in Ghana in the 1990s. She shifted to public health and global estimation working at the WHO Collaborating Center, CDC Atlanta, USA (1998-2001), and then at the Institute of Child Health, London, UK (2001-2004), completing a Masters of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta and a PhD in perinatal epidemiology at University College London, UK. For ten years she was been Director Global Evidence and Policy for Gates Foundation funded Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) programme of Save the Children, working with governments and partners to scale up and evaluate newborn care including leadership in the Every Newborn Lancet series and Action Plan.


The lecture will be recorded by the multimedia team and made available on the LSHTM Vimeo website.




Please note that the main entrance of our Keppel Street building will close from Saturday 5 October until Monday 21 October for essential repairs. Alternative access will be provided on Malet Street, including an accessible route for visitors with a disability and wheelchair users. There will be signage to guide you to these entrances.


Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.