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Rose McGready © 2019 MORU. Photographer: Stéphane Ribrault
Active on the Thai-Myanmar border since 1994, SMRU Deputy Head Rose McGready leads a Mother and Child Health team that completed recruitment to three large prospective cohort trials with major analysis still ongoing. Strongly focused on capacity building, Rose has helped train several generations of local midwives and medics
  • Can biological systems approaches be used to identify pregnancies at risk?
  • What are the main determinants of maternal anaemia?
  • What are the determinants and the consequences of the changing nutritional status of pregnant women in this border population?
  • What are the consequences of maternal morbidities on the child physical and neurodevelopment?
  • Can tenofovir be used to prevent vertical transmission of Hepatitis B?
  • What is the safety and efficacy of antimicrobials for urinary tract infection in pregnancy in the presence of rising ESBL bacteria?
  • What are the determinants and the consequences of neonatal jaundice in this population?
  • What are the best methods to detect, treat and prevent gestational diabetes?
  • Can a pre-pregnancy package of interventions be developed to improve the health status of pregnant women?
  • Can ceftriaxone reduce mortality in neonatal sepsis?