London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM/IDEU)

PMNCH constituency

Academic, research and training institute

Focal point

Ms Carine Ronsmans


Carine Ronsmans is a Professor in Epidemiology and the Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology. Her areas of interest include the methodological and conceptual aspects of the evaluation of Maternal and Perinatal Health Programmes, the measurement of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, examining the role of quality assurance mechanisms (including audits) to improve the quality of obstetric care, and understanding the contribution of indirect causes including HIV to maternal mortality. She has extensive work experience in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia and China), and Africa (Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania). In 2008 she spent a year on study leave in China. She is currently involved in a number of projects, including (1) the evaluation of the impact of fee exemption for delivery care on maternal health in West and North Africa (FemHealth); (2) the evaluation of the impact of increasing access to safe abortion and family planning on maternal morbidity and mortality in India (EVA-PMDUP); and (3) the Evidence for Action (E4A) programme which aims to improve the availability of evidence needed for action for maternal mortality reduction in 6 African countries

Health focus

  • Maternal/reproductive health
  • Child health

Priority action area(s)

  • N/A

Mission statement

Our goal is to undertake essential research to address maternal and neonatal health problems, especially in poor countries.


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Keppel Street
Camden, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom


United Kingdom


+44 207 9272190

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