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Intergrowth 21st


An International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium dedicated to improving perinatal health through the development of new fetal and newborn growth standards, providing tools for the continuity of care from conception to 5 years of age. It is a global, multidisciplinary network of more than 300 researchers and clinicians from 27 institutions in 18 countries worldwide, coordinated from the University of Oxford. It was launched in 2008 by Prof José Villar and Prof Stephen Kennedy to challenge the assumption that babies inherently grow differently around the world. The project is the largest, population‐based, prospective study of fetal and newborn growth and development ever conducted, involving nearly 60,000 mothers and babies.  



José Villar, M.D.a, Francesca Giuliani, M.D.b, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Ph.D.c*, Enrico Bertino, M.D.bEric O. Ohuma, M.Sc.a,dLeila Cheikh Ismail, Ph.D.Fernando C. Barros M.D.e,f,  Douglas G. Altman, D.Sc.d, Cesar Victora, M.D.e, Julia A. Noble, D.Phil.g, Michael G. Gravett, M.D.h , Manorama Purwar, M.D.i, Ruyan Pang, M.D.j,  Ann Lambert, Ph.D.a, Aris T. Papageorghiou, M.D.aMaria Carvalhok, William Stonesl   Yasmin A. Jaffer, M.D.m  and  Stephen H. Kennedy, M.D.a* for the International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (INTERGROWTH-21st)

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

b Dipartimento di Scienze della Sanita Pubblica e Pediatriche, Struttura Complessa di Neonatologia Universitaria, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy

Center of Excellence in Women & Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan and Center for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

e Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), Seattle Children’s, Seattle, WA (USA).

Nagpur INTERGROWTH-21st Research Centre, Ketkar Hospital, Nagpur, India

School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China

Faculty of Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Departments of Public Health and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Milawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Milawi

Department of Family & Community Health, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman