Nutrition - A Key Link to Healthy Mothers and Healthy Children: October 21 Briefing

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the Global Health Council, PATH, and Bread for the World for a briefing that will demonstrate the importance of integrating nutrition interventions into maternal and child heath activities as well as highlight the synergies between the Feed the Future Initiative and Global Health Initiative.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Global Health Council
1111 19th Street, Suite 1120
Washington, D.C.

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If you cannot attend this event in person, you may also participate in a webinar.

Moderator: 
Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute

Panelists:
Thomas Schaetzel, Technical Director of the Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project, PATH
Ciro Franco, Country Lead/Global Technical Lead, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Management Sciences for Health
Cindy Huang, US Feed the Future Initiative, Department of State

Nutrition is a foundation for health and development and plays a vital role in improving child and maternal health. About 70 percent of all childhood mortality in developing countries is due to five major conditions including malnutrition. Deficiencies of certain nutrients are associated with maternal complications and death, fetal and newborn death, birth defects and decreased physical and mental potential of the child. Two US initiatives are aiming to curb malnutrition as well as improve maternal and child health globally. The Feed the Future initiative is examining the root causes of hunger while the Global Health Initiative aims to improve children and mother's lives through a more coordinated, integrated approach.

This briefing is the 5th in the series "New and Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Health" co-hosted by MSH, the Global Health Council, and PATH.

Lunch will be served

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