Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Maternal, neonatal and paediatric conditions continue to pose major global health risks, especially in lower and middle income settings. Complications around pregnancy and childbirth; infections such as with malaria, HIV and tuberculosis during pregnancy and severe acute malnutrition and undernutrition amongst children under the age of 5 still pose significant challenges despite progress made over the past years.


LSTM’s Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health (CMNH) is a recognised Centre of Excellence, which has expanded its research portfolio to now include the broader continuum of maternal and newborn care; skilled birth attendance, emergency obstetric care and ante-natal and post-natal care and invested in new expertise in Health Systems Strengthening, Quality of Care and Newborn Care.