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Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generations

dc.contributor.authorNorris, Shane A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDaar, Abdallahen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBalasubramanian, Dorairajanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorByass, Peteren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKimani-Murage, Elizabethen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMacnab, Andrewen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPauw, Christoffen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSinghal, Atulen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYajnik, Chittaranjanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAkazili, Jamesen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLevitt, Naomien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMaatoug, Jiheneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMkhwanazi, Nolwazien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Sophie E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNyirenda, Moffaten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPulliam, Juliet R. C.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRochat, Tamsenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSaid-Mohamed, Rihlaten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSeedat, Sorayaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSobngwi, Eugeneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Marken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorToska, Elonaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Schalkwyk, Carien_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-29T10:38:48Z
dc.date.available2018-08-29T10:38:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationNorris, S. A., et al. 2017. Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generations. Global Health Action, 10(1):1334985, doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1334985
dc.identifier.issn1654-9880 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1654-9716 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1334985
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104365
dc.descriptionCITATION: Norris, S. A., et al. 2017. Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generations. Global Health Action, 10(1):1334985, doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1334985.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.tandfonline.com
dc.description.abstractData 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.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1334985
dc.format.extent5 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Open
dc.subjectDevelopmental origins of health and diseaseen_ZA
dc.subjectEarly life -- Prevention of diseaseen_ZA
dc.subjectChronic diseases -- Preventionen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic health -- Management -- Africaen_ZA
dc.titleUnderstanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease in Africa would improve health across generationsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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