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