My name is Rowan and have been working in the pharmaceutical industry since I graduated from University College London with an MSc in Population Health in 2020. During my Master’s, I specialised in global maternal-child health and completed a dissertation on the birth outcomes of women with HIV who migrated to the UK during or shortly before pregnancy. My interest in maternal health began whilst studying for my BSc in Health and Human Sciences at Durham University, where I worked as a research assistant in the Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre. This topic excites me as healthy pregnancy, birth, and early life are so fundamental to a person’s health for the rest of their life, and by targeting this small period of time, we can make a huge difference to a baby’s future. I am excited to join the Africa Health Organisation to continue my research and contribute to improving maternal-child health.