What Are The Clinical Predictors And Risk Factors For Child Stunting And Impaired Cognitive Development? Following Up The Ha Nam Cohort From Birth To 3 Years Of Age

Grant number: 1041988 | Funding period: 2013 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Stunting affects about one third of children under five in developing countries and is a measure of chronic undernutrition. This project will identify pre and postnatal risk factors for impaired child growth and development by monitoring a cohort of infants in Vietnam to three years of age, and developing a predictive algorithm for early detection of those at risk of stunting. Effective preventative measures would improve child health, and prevent a huge burden of disease.