Nutrition and the Continuum of Care: Pre-Conception to the Post-Natal Period

July 28, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Asia Program
Middle East Program
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

Good nutrition is very important for the health of women and their babies. Iron, zinc, and iodine deficiencies can lead to malnutrition, which increases susceptibility to disease and reduces immunity, productivity, and development. Current maternal and child health frameworks in developing countries are targeting malnutrition through community-based programs and by strengthening food security and accessibility efforts for vulnerable populations, to name a few. Are these responses sufficient? This panel will explore evidence-based strategies that address all elements of change needed for a strong nutritional foundation from pre-conception up to the six weeks following childbirth.

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Event Speakers List: 
  • Senior Health Advisor,Earth Institute at Columbia University; Faculty, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Program Officer for Nutrition, USAID's Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)/PATH
  • Health and Nutrition Advisor, ChildFund International
  • Representative for India and Country Director for Bhutan, United Nations Population Fund
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations World Food Program
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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative

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