BICO

Impact of socio-biological risk factors on infant development in low-income countries – foundations for a large-scale longitudinal population study in Malawi

Start and End dates: 2019 to 2021

Source of Funding: United Kingdom Research Institute (UKRI) ($187,000)

This is a prospective, descriptive, in-depth study of a cohort of infants born in three ongoing clinical trials (REVAMP, IRMA and IMPROVE studies) being conducted by TRUE in Southern Malawi. We aim to identify infants at risk of poor developmental outcomes early in life by investigating how risk factors which operate in pregnancy and infancy impact on cognitive development. Our long-term goal is to develop this population into a Birth Cohort that we will follow up through their childhood and later stages in their life.