Author: DOHaD Africa

JDOHaD Themed Issue: COVID-19: Impact of viruses on DOHaD

The Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (JDOHAD) is calling for papers that study the impact of viruses on DOHaD. This may be studies of the impact of a viral infection on fetal, childhood or adult health, the impact of antiviral treatment on fetal, childhood or adult health or the lifelong impact of an epidemic/pandemic from a social, health or psychological perspective. The issue is driven by the current COVID-19 pandemic but studies of the impact of any virus or treatment for any viral infection is welcomed as long as the study has a DOHaD focus. Submissions will be accepted...

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Revisiting DOHaD International Congress 2019 – from your living room

Covid-19 has irrevocably changed the world, and we’re having to find innovative ways to connect with each other. DoHAD International is unable to have an in-person gathering in 2020 and will offer an online revisiting of 2019’s most popular plenary sessions every Wednesday from 10 June 2020 to 15 July 2020. Sessions include presentations on: The Human Microbiome Origins for Health and Disease; Inflammation in Developmental Programming – Lessons from Cardiovascular Disease; and The Chemical Environment and Health.  These are available to DoHAD members only. IMPORTANT INFORMATION...

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Locally-relevant solutions to Covid-19 in Africa

A Covid19 Conversation and a Jam-Packed Newsletter African scientists, scholars and policymakers respond to Covid-19” At the time of writing, Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases stood at 34 924. While this is less than anticipated, the growth curve is on the rise, and the rollout of testing and surveillance has been erratic and inconsistent across the continent. As researchers of the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa, we can posit that the impact of Covid-19 will affect health...

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Prof Kelly speaks about the effects of air pollution on babies

Professor Frank Kelly, Department Head of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Science, Kings College, London, discusses his environmental research area: the impacts of air pollution on the pregnant mother and her child in-utero. He leads a research group that provides monitoring of London’s air quality. His work includes providing hourly updates to London’s public about such air quality.

air pollution, Pregnancy, urbanisation, urbanization

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DOHaD Africa Chapter's virtual home is hosted by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.