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27 Jul, 2017 Laura and Peter announce move to King's College London
Laura and Peter are delighted to inform you that they have been recruited by, and accepted positions at, King’s College London.  In making this strategic move they will be strengthening an already exceptional maternal and perinatal health team that includes basic and translational science, obstetric, midwifery, mental health, clinical trials, qualitative and... Read More
27 Jul, 2017 Objective 2: Monitoring (fullPIERS/miniPIERS) (Update from June-July 2017)
As the CLIP trials end, work has begun on post-trial evaluation of our mHealth monitoring tools. A particular focus of this work will be to understand the health worker users perspective on usefulness and impact of introduction of the PIERS on the Move tool in the community health setting. Health workers and their supervisors in Mozambique, Pakistan and India who... Read More
27 Jul, 2017 Maggie Woo Kinshella, PRE-EMPT Research Assistant
Maggie Woo Kinshella is the PRE-EMPT Research Assistant. Born and raised in Vancouver, Maggie obtained a MA in Cultural Medical Anthropology and a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of British Colombia.   Maggie is passionate about global health, gender and reducing inequalities in health. As such, she has worked as a consultant in the Downtown... Read More
27 Jul, 2017 Fifth Women Deliver Conference announced to be in Vancouver
On June 13, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the fifth Women Deliver Conference in 2019 to be hosted in Vancouver, Canada. Bringing together over 6000 world leaders, government officials, civil society organizations, researchers and activists from more than 160 countries with another 100,000 people joining in online, Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference... Read More
27 Jul, 2017 Objective 3: Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) (Update from June-July 2017)
It is a very exciting time for the CLIP Trials as preliminary data analysis for the PRE-EMPT meeting is underway and will continue through August and September. The CLIP India dataset is closed, and the CLIP Mozambique and CLIP Pakistan teams are still completing outcome adjudication and will be completing data cleaning shortly thereafter. Three site visits have taken place... Read More
31 May, 2017 Statement on Maternal Sepsis definition is now available
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new statement on maternal sepsis, which identifies sepsis as a leading cause of maternal deaths. This recognition has led to the launch of the Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative, which aims to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths by sepsis. Their plan involves raising awareness about maternal and neonatal... Read More
31 May, 2017 Objective 3: CLIP Trials Update (Apr-May 2017)
The CLIP Trials have ended recruitment with more than 77,000 pregnancies enrolled across three CLIP Trial sites. Furthermore, extended surveillance activities in the CLIP Mozambique Trial have ended as of 31 May, 2017. The CLIP site teams are working hard to complete outcome adjudication, resolve data queries and prepare for preliminary analyses of the primary outcome.... Read More
31 May, 2017 Introducing the Safe Motherhood app- a free resource for medical professionals worldwide
This month The Global Library of Women’s Medicine has launched a very special aid to support all medical professionals who care for women – the SAFER MOTHERHOOD App. It has been  developed at the request of The World Health Organisation (African Region) and has been extensively tested in various African and Asian countries. Already it has already... Read More
30 May, 2017 Objective 2: Monitoring (Update from Apr-May 2017)
From April 6-9, 2017, Beth Payne and Mark Ansermino attended the Consortium of Universities for Global Health symposium in Washington DC. This meeting was cohosted by John Hopkins University and Makerere University with a focus on implementation, leadership and sustainability in Global Health. Themes discussed at the conference included governance and political decision making... Read More
30 May, 2017 The first World Preeclampsia Day was a success!
A big thank you to those who participated in World Preeclampsia Day on May 22. Our 'Thunderclap' was a great success, with a social outreach of 577,729 people.     Let's keep the momentum going! The World Preeclampsia Day web page - complete with sample Tweets, the infographic in five languages, and a link to the "7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman... Read More