The case for launch of an international DNA based birth cohort study

Igor Rudan, Mickey Chopra, Yurii Aulchenko, Abdullah H. Baqui, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Karen Edmond, Bernardo L. Horta, Keith P. Klugman, Claudio F. Lanata, Shabir A. Madhi, Harish Nair, Zeshan Qureshi, Craig Rubens, Evropi Theodoratou, Cesar G. Victora, Wei Wang, Martin W. Weber, James F. Wilson, Lina Zgaga, Harry Campbell

The global health agenda beyond 2015 will inevitably need to broaden its focus from mortality reduction to the social determinants of deaths, growing inequities among children and mothers, and ensuring the sustainability of the progress made against the infectious diseases. New research tools, including technologies that enable high-throughput genetic and ‘-omics’ research, could be deployed for better understanding of the aetiology of maternal and child health problems.

Dr Zeshan Qureshi

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Children's doctor. London. Mental health. Global health. Medical education. TEDx talk (doctor well being).

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