The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Start Date: 20 May, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Hear the latest expert evidence from The Lancet Maternal Health Series and learn what you can do to improve maternal healthcare.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Improve the quality of and access to maternal health services.


Imagine a woman in a remote village, perhaps in Africa or South Asia. She’s giving birth at home with a relative. Without access to drugs or transport, she could die.
While maternal deaths have nearly halved in the past 25 years worldwide, thanks to the increased use of maternity services, progress has not been universal.


This online course explores the state of maternal health globally, based on The Lancet Maternal Health Series. You will review the latest evidence from experts, and learn what is needed to ensure good-quality, woman-centred maternal healthcare for all.


This course is designed for people who are studying, researching or working in maternal health or related disciplines such as public health, global health or medicine.


If you’re a healthcare professional, you may find it useful to upgrade this course to support your continuing professional development (CPD). By upgrading, you’ll be able to take this course at your own pace and revisit the material at any time in future. Once you complete the course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement as evidence of your CPD. This includes details of what you learnt and the number of learning hours required.


You can read The Lancet Maternal Health Series open access papers and commentaries here. In addition, the series website contains further materials including videos, case studies and infographics.


Please note that there are PDF transcripts available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish of all articles and videos.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

The School’s mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The School was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school (Times Higher Education 2013), and is now among the world’s top 100 universities by reputation (March 2014). In May 2014, it was ranked in the top 10 of all universities in the world for citation rate by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world for impact in medical sciences by the Leiden Ranking.

The School’s research income has grown to over £79 million per year from national and international funding sources including the UK government, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists.

The School’s staff, students and alumni work in more than 180 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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