Adopting INTERGROWTH-21st preterm postnatal growth standards can improve the health of preterm infants worldwide.
The International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (INTERGROWTH-21st) is a global, multidisciplinary network of more than 300 researchers and clinicians from 27 institutions in 18 countries, coordinated from the University of Oxford.
The consortium has over the years produced various growth standard recommendations which have been adopted globally. The latest standards are for preterm growth, and their distribution and training is being supported by FLRF.
All INTERGROWTH-21st globally validated preterm infant growth standards, feeding protocols, tools and practical training materials are freely available to clinicians, researchers and policymakers. The INTERGROWTH-21st resources are being translated into several languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, and the training toolkit is expanding.
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