The results of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project support the notion that poor growth is not inevitable in poor countries and, with the appropriate investments in quality maternal and newborn health, positive change is possible.

In January 2014, the INTERGROWTH-21st Project shared its findings at the most recent convening of the University of Oxford's Emerging Markets Symposium. Here, maternal and child health experts, leading world economists, and political leaders from dozens of countries re-affirmed the importance of:

  • Prioritizing maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition,
  • Implementing standardized, evidence-based healthcare for mothers, newborn and children, and,
  • Universal adoption of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project's new global indicators at birth to capture differences in population-level nutritional and environmental exposures during pregnancy

For more conclusions and recommendations from the Emerging Markets Symposium, click here.

Read the full report here.