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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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