Trans-NIH COVID Workgroup on Pregnant & Lactating Women and Children

African American pregnant mother and her daughter.NICHD and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) lead this trans-NIH workgroup, which includes representation from 18 institutes, centers, and offices (ICOs).

This collaboration emerged from the existing NIH Pediatric Research Consortium, led by NICHD, to enable a nimble and immediate response to the pandemic. The workgroup coordinates funding strategies, data harmonization, and other activities related to COVID-19 in pregnant and lactating women and children across NIH.

NICHD’s activities related to the workgroup are in addition to its other efforts to understand COVID in pregnant and postpartum people, infants, children, and adolescents.

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