President-elect of the International Pediatric Association (IPA) and INTERGROWTH-21st Consortium Member Zulfiqar Bhutta has co-authored a piece with INTERGROWTH-21st Co-Chief Investigators Stephen Kennedy and Jose Villar and Dr. Jane Hirst, dissemination lead for the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, about the Project's breakthrough ... Read more
India Considers New Standards
Professor Stephen Kennedy shared the new global growth standards at the Indian Academy of Pediatrics' annual meeting and the Public Health Foundation of India.Learn more
The first application of a novel new approach for preventing preterm birth syndrome through a phenotypic classification system.Learn more
Maternal Health Key to Newborn Health
Fetal and newborn growth found to be similar across diverse geographical settings when mothers are healthy and environmental constraints on growth are low.Learn more
New, globally-validated standards for estimating gestational age and measuring fetal growth and newborn size.Learn more
The INTERGROWTH-21st Neurodevelopment Package is a multi-dimensional instrument measuring early childhood development (ECD).Learn more
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Preterm birth, or birth before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy, is now the greatest single cause of mortality in children less than 5 years old and is associated with long-term morbidity in survivors. It has been estimated that approximately 15 ... Read more
Human babies, under ideal conditions, are almost always born the same size. After spending an average of 40 weeks well protected and fed in the womb, they come into the world approximately 50 cm long. This size may vary two ... Read more
Are newborn growth charts one size fits all? Are growth charts developed based on how babies in the U.S. have grown in the past applicable in the U.S. today, or to countries around the world? Is it possible to create ... Read more