Early life exposures, particularly environmental and parental lifestyle factors, have a major influence on children’s health and development. Due to increasing interest in the early life developmental origins of diseases, many birth cohorts have been established. These studies constitute a repository of data which researchers use over many years to investigate emerging research questions. However, no such databank or cohort study is available in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This project aims to establish a prospective mother and child cohort study in Al Ain (Abu Dhabi, UAE) to investigate the maternal and early life determinants of infant, child, adolescent and maternal health of the Emirati population.
The study is the first of its kind in the country: 8,000 Emirati women participate in maternal and child health “follow-up” research
The study was featured in Emaratalyoum. The article in Arabic can be accessed through this linkLink
The Mutaba'ah study was featured in the UAEU website. The article can be accessed through this link.Link
The Mutaba’ah Study participated at the 3rd Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Congress 2019
The study was featured in the local news of Alitihad Daily. The article in Arabic can be accessed through this…Link