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NOW IN HEALTH FACILITIES AND COMMUNITIES IN ARGENTINA AND KENYA – INTERPRACTICE-21st (IP21) FOR PRETERM INFANTS

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The latest communities looking toward the INTERPRACTICE-21st (IP21) international growth standards and evidence-based feeding recommendations for preterm infants are being introduced in semi-urban regions in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lodwar, Kenya.

“For us, the direct contact with healthcare professionals in places where many scientists never go is one of the most rewarding and interesting aspects of the work. These are the real heroes of medicine.” – José Villar, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCOG, Professor of Perinatal Medicine, Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; Co-Director, Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI), Green Templeton College

Healthcare professionals from neonatal units in both countries recently completed trainings for implementing the IP21, which were designed to promote optimal growth until six months of age for infants born preterm.

They join over 300 other healthcare institutions and more than 2,000 professionals worldwide to have introduced the new preterm postnatal growth standards and evidence-based feeding interventions in their practice.

The IP21 Project is the next phase of the INTERGROWTH-21st project of The Global Health Network of the University of Oxford. You can discover more here and keep current on related developments by subscribing to our newsletter.