Launch of The Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series at MRC-PHE Centre

The Lancet will be publishing a major new Series which examines the current and expected extent of maternal and child under-nutrition and obesity, and the interventions that are appropriate for low- and middle-income countries. The Series will appear ahead of the “Nutrition for Growth: Beating hunger through business and science” pre-G8 meeting, convened by the Brazilian and UK governments and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

A symposium presentation of the 5 papers, followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, will be held on Thursday June 6.

WHEN:           09:00am – 5:00pm (UK time), Thursday June 6, 2013



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The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition

June 6, 2013 Symposium Agenda

9:00       Registration   

9:30       Welcome (Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet)

9:45       Maternal and child undernutrition and overweight in low-and-middle income countries: Prevalences and consequences (Robert Black, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA)

10:30    Evidence-based interventions for improving maternal and child nutrition: What can be done and at what cost? (Zulfiqar Bhutta,  Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan)

11:15    Break

11:45    Nutrition-sensitive interventions and programs: How can they help accelerate progress in improving maternal and child nutrition? (Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA)

12:30    The politics of reducing malnutrition: Building commitment and accelerating impact                (Lawrence Haddad, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK)

1:15       Lunch

2:15       Call to action for maternal and child nutrition (Robert Black)


2:30       Panel discussion (moderated by Richard Horton)


 David Nabarro - Movement Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition

Ferew Lemma - Senior Advisor, Office of the Minister, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Andrew Dorward -Professor of Development Economics, SOAS, University of London

Sandra Mutuma -Senior Nutrition Advisor, Action Against Hunger

Anna Taylor -Senior Nutrition Advisor, UK Department for International Development

4:45       Closing remarks (Richard Horton)

5:00       End of Symposium    


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