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“One of its unique virtues is the ability to translate the
findings by rapidly integrating them into both clinical
practice and community activities. This hasn't been the case
in other longitudinal birth studies,” Professor Prescott said.
Telethon Kids Institute Director, Professor Jonathan
Carapetis highlighted how the partnership brings
researchers, clinicians and families together.
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Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull with Kerry Stokes during the
Channel 7 Perth's Telethon.
Australia’s largest philanthropic organisation, The
Paul Ramsay Foundation, is cofunding one of the
most comprehensive studies ever undertaken into
how a child’s early environment, including before
birth, influences the dramatically rising risk of a
broad range of chronic child health problems such
as allergies, asthma, autism, diabetes and obesity
– and what we might do to reduce this risk.
The ORIGINS Project is a collaboration between Telethon
Kids Institute and Ramsay Health Care’s Joondalup Health
Campus. It will collect a broad range of data, and provide
participating parents and children with health check-ups
and follow up support when a risk factor is identified, to
help prevent or minimise future health issues.
The study will follow a birth cohort of 10,000 individuals,
beginning from pregnancy and until the child is five years old.
ORIGINS Co-Director Professor Desiree Silva Head of
Paediatrics at Western Australia’s Joondalup Health
Campus, said the philanthropic investment was significant.
“This invaluable contribution will enable a unique large
scale investigation into how pregnancy and early life
exposure can influence a child’s growth, development and
life-long health,” Professor Silva said.
What’s exciting about ORIGINS
is the breadth and depth of
the study. It lets us explore the
early causality of Australia’s
growing and debilitating
chronic illnesses, and identify
and implement interventions.
The project is co-directed by Professor Susan Prescott at the
Telethon Kids Institute, who emphasised that ORIGINS will
address many of the most pressing health issues of our time.