March 8 is International Women’s Day and we’re pleased to celebrate the amazing women leading and contributing to medical research to help sick and vulnerable babies and children. Here are just a few of the researchers dedicated to making a difference.
Dr Karen Logan whose specialist area is diabetes in pregnancy and how it may affect the health and weight of babies and children.
Dr Maggie Woodhouse (centre) who has been recognised with an OBE for her work helping children with Down syndrome see more clearly.
Dr Veronique Miron (front, centre) is dedicated to helping children with cerebral palsy by focusing on brain repair.
Professor Kathryn Saunders (third from left) whose focus is assessing the vision of children in special educational settings.
Dr Sylwia Ammoun has conducted a two year study to help children with the devastating rare disease Neurofibromatosis Type 2.
Dr Joanne Cleland is dedicated to helping children with cleft lip or palate through specialist speech and language assessments and techniques.
More about our research
Surprisingly, medical research tackling childhood diseases is poorly funded in the UK. Action Medical Research has a critical job to do in helping fill this gap to protect children.
The prospects for finding new cures and treatments is almost within our grasp. Right now we are funding vital research projects with many more ready to go – but we simply can’t fund them all.
With your help, we’re determined to change this and make a real difference to children's lives.