Online course: The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

: Pieter ten Hoopen/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/India/2016

Every woman, every newborn, everywhere has the right to good quality care. This is the guiding message of The Lancet Maternal Health Series, which synthesises the last decade of evidence on maternal health worldwide and champions vital action on the path to 2030.

Over three weeks this free 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.

The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence will present a range of maternal health experts and evidence across disciplines including epidemiology, health systems, economics, advocacy, programming, obstetrics and midwifery. Using videos, articles, mini-lectures and discussions, the course will ask:

  • What is the state of the world’s maternal health and health care?;
  • What is quality maternal health care, including ‘too little, too late’ and ‘too much, too soon’?, and finally;
  • What is the future of maternal health?

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those considering or undertaking postgraduate study in maternal health or a related topic such as public health, global health or medicine. It covers content from high-, middle- and low-income settings, and students and researchers from low- or middle-income countries, where the burden of poor maternal health is largest, are particularly welcome.