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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsTANYA MARCHANT: My name's Tanya Marchant. And together with Joy Lawn, I'm going to be delivering the content for this final week of the course. In the previous weeks, we've learned a lot about how to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents. But this week, we're going to step back from the detail of the individual and think about how the health of women, children, and adolescents fits into the global health agenda. By the end of this week, learners should be able to understand the drivers for change from 2015 onwards, and evaluate the priority themes for action that have emerged from the evidence. We'll start the week by looking back at our lifecycle approach and seeing the connections between each stage.

Skip to 1 minute and 1 secondThen, we'll look at the themes that emerged from the course and how these are present for the health of women, children, and adolescents as a whole. And finally, we'll look at the Sustainable Development Goals that were launched in 2015, and see where the health of women, children, and adolescents fit there.

Skip to 1 minute and 23 secondsAs we work through the content of this final week of the course, it will be really interesting to hear your views. And we look forward to the conversation we'll have together.

Welcome to Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of the course, titled ‘Putting Women and Children’s Health Together’. Together with Professor Joy Lawn, I will be leading the final week of the course.

Over the past five weeks we have learned a great deal about how to improve the health of newborns, children, adolescents and women. This week we are going to step back from the detail of the individuals, and frame women, children and adolescents’ health in the context of the current global health agenda.

What will we learn?

By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • Understand the drivers for change from 2015 onwards
  • Evaluate the priority themes for action that have emerged from the evidence we have.

Structure and content

We’ll start the week by looking back at the lifecycle approach to health and reflecting on the connections between each stage. We’ll then draw on the themes emerging from previous weeks to see how they overlap across the lifecycle. Finally, we will examine the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to 2030 and consider where women and children fit in this new agenda, including the risks to and opportunities for progress moving forward.

As we work through these themes it will be interesting to hear your views. I look forward to the conversations we can have together!

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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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