Are non-malarial fevers in pregnancy significant causes of under-recognised maternal morbidity and preterm/low birth weight in Laos?


  • Dr Vilada Chansamouth

    Mahosot Hospital

Project summary

Vilada is a research physician at the Laos-Oxford-Mahosot Wellcome Trust Research Unit, with an interest in the causes and consequences of non-malarial fevers in pregnant women. She is currently investigating the causes and impacts of fever in pregnant women in Pak Gnum District, Vientiane, where maternal and neonatal death rates are high. This is a prospective cohort study, allowing her to follow up women and babies from early pregnancy to six weeks after birth. Vilada's Fellowship supports her Master's in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.