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Free online course – The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence

Building on and extending the reach of The Lancet Maternal Health Series, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting 23 October 2017 will bring the wealth of learning in the Series to the next generation of maternal health researchers globally.

The course, The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence is now open for registration. Rooted in the six papers of the Series, the free course will highlight key insights of the Series in a learning format, with additional insights and contextualisation of the Series key messages.

Over three weeks the course 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.

Main contributors

  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine​​​​​​​
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • World Health Organization
  • The Global Financing Facility (GFF)
  • Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)
  • The Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (PMNCH)
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • FHI 360
  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
  • Stanford University
  • ​​​​​​​BC Women’s Hospital
  • University of Michigan Medical School

Register for the course

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