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Interviews with Researchers from DOHaD 2019

In these audio interviews, we get the insight from researchers at the World Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Diseases, Australia, 2019. Listeners will learn about topics such as the effects of pollution on early childhood development, the role of fathers in a child’s health, and effective health interventions for adolescents.

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Complex interventions and study designs: Moving DOHaD forward

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Full-day workshop on Sunday 20 October Report by Shane Norris, Director of the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development (both in South Africa) and principal investigator of the HeLTI SA project He is also president of DOHaD Africa and was co-convenor of this workshopThis workshop provided a forum for expert presentations and discussions of the importance and challenges of developing and implementing complex DOHaD interventions. The need for better evidence was a key theme that emerged through the day – so there...

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International Congress

October 2019 The 11th DOHaD World Congress which will be held in Melbourne, Australia in October 2019.  The Congress is hosted by the DOHaD Society of Australia and New Zealand.

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Formation of the Africa Chapter of DOHaD

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Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa—influencing early life: Article in The Lancet Justine Ina Davies, Andrew John Macnab, Peter Byass, Shane A Norris, Moffat Nyirenda, Atul Singhal, et al. It is well established that Africa is undergoing rapid transitions resulting in a triple burden of malnutrition, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).1, 2 That health systems are unlikely to be able to cope with this burden is also widely noted.1, 2 What is less often discussed outside academic circles is the degree to which infectious diseases...

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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.

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