HeLTI Prospective Harmonization Project
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
- Julie Bergeron
Harmonization Project Design
The HeLTI project is composed of 4 randomized controlled trials: BUilding Knowledge and a foundation for HeALthy Life trajectories (BUKHALI, South Africa), Early INterventions to Support Trajectories for healthy lifE in INdia (EINSTEIN, India), A Multifaceted Community-Family-Mother-Child Intervention Study for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity (SCHeLTI-LIFE TREE, China) and Trajectories of Healthy Life using Public Health and Primary Care Interventions in Canada (Canada).
The participants are followed-up at ten time points (one preconception, two during pregnancy, one at delivery and six from birth to five years old).
The project began in 2017 and is ongoing.
Women planning to become pregnant and aged over 18 years are recruited from Canada (Alberta, Ontario), China (Shanghai), India (Mysore) and South Africa (Soweto). Together, the four countries aim to recruit approximately 22,730 pregnant women (5,230 women in Canada, 4,700 in China, 6,800 in South Africa and 6,000 in India).
Information is collected about the mothers, their children and the fathers.
Individual Studies Included
Harmonization Projects Included