Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health Maternal and neonatal conditions still represent major global health risks, especially in low and middle income countries. Complications around pregnancy and childbirth; infections with malaria HIV and tuberculosis during pregnancy and severe acute malnutrition and undernutrition amongst children under the age of 5 pose significant global health challenges. The challenges are stark, and within this context LSTM positions itself as a global centre of excellence in implementation research.
In 2016/2017 LSTM’s Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health (CMNH) has seen further growth. As a recognised Centre of Excellence it 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. CMNH, under the leadership of Professor Nynke van den Broek, conducted research in 18 countries over the past academic year, seven of which are new.