Improving the health of women, children, and adolescents: evidence to action

Open Online Course facilitated by the MARCH Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This massive Open Online Course facilitated by the MARCH Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has previously had >26,000 participants from >130 countries. The focus is how to accelerate progress towards the relevant SDGs to address the ongoing annual toll of around 10 million stillbirths, and newborn, child, adolescent, maternal deaths. Leading experts from all over the world use multi-media approaches to share the latest data, progress to SDGs, evidence, debates and research gaps. Each week also has more detailed references so is suitable for a range of learners, whether the topic is new to you or you are already deeply engaged. For more information, click here

The content is designed for mobile phone platforms and the first round is open now, starting 4th Nov 2019 for 6 weeks. Participants can join at any time in the 6 weeks, but you will gain most if you participate throughout by joining 1000s of other learners from all over the world posting comments to each other on the topics each week. For each week's topic there are expert mentors. We know that some groups or team choose do the course together and also meet face-to-face to discuss.

There is a time limited opportunity (until Jan 2020) for participants from low and middle income countries to be get free certificate and digital Upgrade (enables download of materials including PPTs) sponsored by Study UK/British Council. Find out more here.

Six flexible modules cover health throughout the lifecycle including:
1. adolescence,
2. reproductive (starting 11th Nov timed to coincide with ICPD25 in Nairobi)
3. maternal,
4. newborns and stillbirths,
5. children, and
6. putting it all together, including cross cutting issues such as climate change and humanitarian crisis.

Free, open-access online learning like this fits with the mission of ISA to democratise the latest health information, and accelerate evidence-based action for families all over the world.

We hope that many of you will join this MOOC and share your experience, learning and questions.