Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generations. Norris, S., A., Daar, A., Balasubramanian, D., Byass, P., Kimani-Murage, E., Macnab, A., Pauw, C., Singhal, A., Yajnik, C., Akazili, J., Levitt, N., Maatoug, J., Mkhwanazi, N., Moore, S., E., Nyirenda, M., Pulliam, J., R., C., Rochat, T., Said-Mohamed, R., Seedat, S., Sobngwi, E., Tomlinson, M., Toska, E., & van Schalkwyk, C. Global Health Action, 10(1):1334985, 2017.
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Data from many high- and low- or middle-income countries have linked exposures during key developmental periods (in particular pregnancy and infancy) to later health and disease. Africa faces substantial challenges with persisting infectious disease and now burgeoning non-communicable disease.This paper opens the debate to the value of strengthening the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) research focus in Africa to tackle critical public health challenges across the life-course. We argue that the application of DOHaD science in Africa to advance life-course prevention programmes can aid the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and assist in improving health across generations. To increase DOHaD research and its application in Africa, we need to mobilise multisectoral partners, utilise existing data and expertise on the continent, and foster a new generation of young African scientists engrossed in DOHaD.
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 author = {Norris, Shane A and Daar, Abdallah and Balasubramanian, Dorairajan and Byass, Peter and Kimani-Murage, Elizabeth and Macnab, Andrew and Pauw, Christoff and Singhal, Atul and Yajnik, Chittaranjan and Akazili, James and Levitt, Naomi and Maatoug, Jihene and Mkhwanazi, Nolwazi and Moore, Sophie E and Nyirenda, Moffat and Pulliam, Juliet R C and Rochat, Tamsen and Said-Mohamed, Rihlat and Seedat, Soraya and Sobngwi, Eugene and Tomlinson, Mark and Toska, Elona and van Schalkwyk, Cari},
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