Save the Date: Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths to Launch January 19

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Date: Tuesday 19 January 2016
Times: 5:00 pm–6:45 pm GMT; 9:30–11 am EST; 12 pm–1:45 pm EST on the Web
Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; New York City; Live Webcast

Hamsatou Adamou, 18 ans, fille mère a l’âge de 15 ansThis launch, chaired by Dr Richard Horton, Lancet’s Editor-in-Chief, delivers five papers, including new UN stillbirth estimates and trends for 195 countries, as well as covering the mental health and economic effects of stillbirth, particularly on women and their families.

New risk factor analyses highlights priority programmatic actions required to prevent stillbirths in terms of high quality intrapartum and antenatal care, including management of infections such as syphilis and malaria, and of non-communicable diseases. A panel including affected parents, authors and audience discussion will debate how we seize missed opportunities and accelerate progress to end preventable stillbirths linked to  global maternal, neonatal, and child survival targets for 2030.

The series involved a collaboration of 216 authors, investigators, and advisers from 43 countries and more than 100 organizations, coordinated by Professor Joy Lawn (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)), and Dr Vicky Flenady (Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and the International Stillbirth Alliance).

Join us for this global launch. The Series booklet, containing the five papers and accompanying Comments, will be available at the launch.


London Event (5:00 pm–6:45 pm GMT)

John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

Location map and directions to all LSHTM buildings

Live Webcast (5:00 pm–6:45 pm GMT/12 pm–1:45 pm EST) 

The event will be live-streamed, the page will be active shortly before the event.

New York City Event (9:30–11 am EST)

American National Standards Institute, 25 W 43rd St, New York City, New York, USA

Admission: Free to attend, but registration is required. To register and find more details, please visit the event site.

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Image credit: UNFPA Tagaza Djibo