An online training course on INTERGROWTH-21st: Assessing newborn size by Anthropometry, and INTERPRACTICE 21st: Assessing preterm infant feeding and growth monitoring was organized for service providers, trainers and program managers at Mekele and Hawassa universities with support from the Geneva READ MORE




World Prematurity Day 17th November 2017

We would like to highlight WHO World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is a very serious health problem. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities. 

Contributing to essential research in this area we want to highlight the work of INTERGROWTH-21st - an Oxford-led project and INTERPRACTICE-21st which both aim to improve health outcomes for preterm babies worldwide. 

Find out more about these initiatives here: 


To access the INTERGROWTH-21st tools and templates visit:  

For translated versions of the INTERGROWTH-21st charts and tables follow this link:


November 2017

The INTERPRACTICE-21st Project, which aims to improve health outcomes for preterm babies worldwide, is featured in the University magazine ‘Oxford Thinking. Campaign for the University of Oxford’ - visit the website here: