The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is the scientific advisor and lead partner on the B!RTH project. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine and is a registered UK charity.
LSTM's mission is to promote the improved health of the poor and disadvantaged peoples. LSTM improves health systems in developing countries whilst helping to inform our teaching and research agendas. The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) at the LSTM focuses on ending preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and early neonatal deaths and improving the health of mothers and babies in low- and middle-income countries. Over the last 10 years, the centre has delivered a substantial portfolio of implementation science in maternal and newborn health establishing itself as an international Centre of Excellence. In creating links with international partners, CMNH promotes the health of women and children in low-income countries through high quality research, teaching and technical assistance.
The Centre is the scientific advisor on the B!RTH festival and is ideally placed to lead B!RTH due to its strong international advocacy skills and influence.