MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
What we do
We teach and carry out research to improve children's health and wellbeing and to
prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that might affect them in
childhood or in later life.
We develop and apply statistical methods to complex research data and train researchers to use these methods.
We work with researchers from other disciplines and those who use our work to ensure that our research gives children the best possible start in life.
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Impact & Achievements
Carrying out research to make a positive difference
Our research can only improve the health and wellbeing of children if it can be used by other researchers to further their research or be used by those who make the decisions and the policies that affect the lives of children and their parents.
It is crucial to the centre that the work we do has a real impact on children's lives.
Our research has recently been used in policies aimed at:
- Providing quality antenatal care
- Identifying child maltreatment
- Measuring healthy growth in children
- Reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Improving the uptake of immunisation
- Reducing childhood obesity
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