Characterizing Infant Growth Patterns for the 1st 2 years in a Bangladesh Cohort

Jennie Z. Ma, Jianhui Zhou, Yin Zhang, Feiyang Niu, Rashidul Haque, William A. Petri, Jr, University of Virginia, USA and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh


  • Early childhood is a critical stage for physical growth and cognitive development that forms the foundation for children’s future wellbeing.
  • Better understanding growth patterns in early life is important for developing effective prevention and timely intervention strategies.
  • Objective: to characterize early growth patterns in an urban slum cohort of Bangladesh children.


2015 Grand Challenges Meeting, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Neurocognitive Development, Stunting

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September, 2017


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