London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a free, online course, “Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From Evidence to Action”. The course starts on 28th September, 2015 and is open to anyone interested in learning about the health of women, children, and adolescents.
For pregnant women at risk of preterm birth, antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are amongst the most effective hospital-based interventions to reduce newborn death. Giving ACS to a mother in preterm labour helps her baby speed up lung development and reduces the risk of newborn death. However, recent evidence calls into question the safety and effectiveness of ACS use in resource-poor settings.