Please take a moment to read this information and participate in this Global Initiative!
In this world-first initiative, we are giving twins and multiples the opportunity to steer future twin and multiple-birth health research in the direction that matters to you.Help us to identify the top research priorities for twins and their families to enjoy optimal health and well being.
We are launching the Global Twins and Multiples Priority Setting Partnership with TAMBA UK, and St George’s University of London. This initiative seeks to identify the top 5-10 priorities for research into twins’ and multiples’ health. Ultimately,our aims are to save lives and to improve long-term health outcomes for multiples.
We believe there is insufficient attention given to the specific health needs of multiple-birth families even though the number of multiple births has increased overtime.
It is important that decisions about future research priorities don’t rest with researchers or government funding bodies alone. Our partnership wishes to hear the voices of all stakeholders in multiple-birth care – twins, higher-order multiples, their parents and families, GPs, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives, maternal health nurses and educators.
Ensure your voice is heard by filling out an initial 15-minute online survey. You’ll be asked to nominate up to three important unanswered research questions on the health of multiples relating to issues such as pregnancy, birth, parenting, childhood development, diseases, emotional and mental well being etc.
We would also appreciate if you could share this survey with others in your circle e.g. twin friends and families, multiple-birth clubs, your GP and specialists. It is open to everyone who supports twin lives and well being.
Let’s work together to identify the most pressing issues needing research, and to make sure research funding and resources are going where they are most needed. Generations of multiple-birth families – now and in the future – are counting on us.