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ALPHA Research Unit Launch Event

Date: Friday 24th October 2014
Time: 14.00-18.00
Location: Room TW1 9.04, Tower One, Clement's Inn

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Population Brown Bag seminar series 2014/15- Michaelmas Term programme

All of the seminars will take place on Wednesdays between 1-2pm in room CLM.3.04, Clement House

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Twins and short spaced births are linked to premature death among parents. Professor Emily Grundy discusses the implications of raising children close in age.

Mothers of twins and parents who have children in quick succession have a greater risk of dying prematurely, new research from LSE shows.

The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health|, suggest that the accumulated physical, emotional and financial stresses of raising children close in age could have long-term health implications. More|

Dr Ernestina Coast

Dr Ernestina Coast presented findings of a systematic review on maternal and newborn health to the WHO in Geneva.

Dr Ernestina Coast, a member of the Guideline Development Group for the World Health Organization's Technical Consultation on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health, presented the findings of a systematic review, led by herself and involving a team from the LSE including Eleri Jones and Sam Lattof, in Geneva 15-17th July. The systematic review addresses the question "What interventions to provide culturally-appropriate skilled maternity care lead to an increase in use of skilled maternity care before, during and after birth?"


Population@LSE researchers have been awarded an ESRC-DFID Poverty Alleviation Impact Maximisation Grant| to extend the influence of their research on maternal health in Zambia on policy and practice in the area. The project, Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia: the socio-economic costs|, has allowed the team to estimate and compare the socio-economic implications of safe abortion and post abortion care for women and their households and has increased our understanding of how and why safe abortion services are not used more fully. You can read more about the project and why it's important here|.

The Impact Maximisation Grant will enable the team to do more than just disseminate their findings to policy makers and other academics. The team of international scientists, led by Dr Ernestina Coast|, are now planning innovative activities that will reach out to women and girls seeking abortion-related care, international NGOs involved in abortion care service delivery in Zambia, as well as members of Zambian civil society and parliament. In doing so, the grant will promote the translation of the project's findings into strategies to prevent the maternal deaths and wasted resources that are the cost of unsafe abortion.

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