INTERPRACTICE -21st Project Overview & Collaborators
The next phase of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, known as INTERPRACTICE-21st, has now begun. INTERPRACTICE-21st aims to promote optimal postnatal growth of preterm infants by:
(a) standardising growth measurement in babies born preterm by using the INTERGROWTH-21st international standards
(b) implementing evidence-based feeding recommendations based on breast feeding.
We have formed partnerships with leading neonatal units across the world to introduce these interventions in their hospitals and countries, with the ultimate aim of wider dissemination and high-level health policy support.
Using recommended feeding practices and international standards to monitor postnatal growth and development should help avoid nutritional patterns that may be associated with childhood overweight and obesity, and improve the growth, development and survival of preterm infants.
The support of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation’ is gratefully acknowledged.
Jose Villara, MD, Francesca Giulianib, MD, Fernando Barrosc,d, MD, Paola Roggeroe, MD, Irma Alejandra Coronado Zarcof, MD, Maria Albertina S. Regog, MD, Roseline Ochiengh, MD, Maria Lorella Giannie, MD, Suman Raoi, MD, Ann Lamberta, PhD, Irina Ryuminaj, MD, Carl Brittok, MD, Deepak Chawlal, MD, Leila Cheikh Ismaila, PhD, Syed Rehan Alim, MD, Jane Hirsta, MD, Jagjit Singh Tejin, MD, Karim Abawio, MD, Jacqueline Asibeyp, MD, Josephine Agyeman-Duaho, MSc, Kenny McCormickq, MD, Enrico Bertinor, MD, Aris T Papageorghioua, MD, Josep Figueras-Aloys, MD, Montserrat Izquierdo Renaut Ricardo Nietou MD, Constanza Soto Contiu MD, Gabriela Tavchioskav MD, Alexandre Lapillonnew MD, Zulfiqar Bhuttax PhD, Stephen Kennedya MD, Ana Langery MD.
a Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health and Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
bAzienda Ospedaliera OIRM Sant’Anna Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy
c Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
d Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
e NICU, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. "Ca' Granda" Milano, Italy
f Instituto Nacional de Perinatología "Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes", Mexico City, Mexico
g Departmento de Pediatria, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
h The Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
i St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
j Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Moscow, Russian Federation
k Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
l Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
m The Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
n Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
o Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Geneva, Switzerland
p Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
q John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
r Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche e dell’Adolescenza, Cattedra di Neonatologia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
s University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
t Saint Joan de Deu Barcelona Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
uThe Sardá Maternity Hospital, Esteban de Luca 21 51 CABA CP 1246, Buenos Aires, Argentina
vGeneral Hospital ,,Borka Taleski" street ,Trajko Tarcan" bb Prilep 7500 R. Macedonia
wDept of Neonatology, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris
x Center for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
yHarvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA,USA