Study finds link between smoke-related deaths and eclampsia, helping explain worse maternal health. Air pollution from cooking indoors over a fire of wood or charcoal could have life-threatening consequences for some pregnant women, according to a new study. Researchers at King’s College London found “a significantly positive correlation” between deaths attributable to toxic smoke from […]
I work as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital in London when I am in the UK. I started to get involved in research when I was doing a BSc year at Medical School, and since then I have become very interested in Global Maternal Health, and was lucky enough to work
Tom Cairnes , director of Welbodi, Alex Ridout Cribs Co-ordinator and prof Shennan , Cribs Chief investigator, Meet Yvonne Aki-sawyerr, mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone to discuss implementation of their research programme. The mayor was delighted with plans and very supportive.
As part of their outreach programme, some of the CRIBs investigators have engaged with local runners from the Kings Health Partnership and plan to introduce “parkrun” in Sierra Leone in 2023. Kings will be evaluating the societal and health benefits of this initiative to inform future roll out in Africa.