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.
The online course “The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence” 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.
The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence – Course Content
The course includes the following topics:
- The state of the world’s maternal health and health care;
- Investigate quality maternal health care, including the extremes of ‘too little, too late’ and ‘too much, too soon’.
- Explore and reflect on the future of maternal health.
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 learned 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.
Summary of Course Main Features
- Educators: Oona Campbell and Wendy Graham
- Developed by: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
- Duration: 3 weeks x 4 hours per week
- Start date: 25 September 2017