[Ip-health] Global Food Assistance and the Fight Against Childhood Malnutrition
Judit Rius Sanjuan
judit.rius at keionline.org
Tue Oct 12 07:20:39 PDT 2010
Emi Maclean from MSF NY has asked us to forward this invitation to Ip-health readers.
Event TODAY at 2p at the Brookings Insititution hosted by MSF on childhood malnutrition and food aid policies that seek to address it. Hope some of you may make despite the very short notice!
Global Food Assistance and the Fight Against Childhood Malnutrition
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 2010, 2:00 — 4:00 pm
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Malnutrition threatens the survival and development of millions of children around the world. Global commitments to provide more nutritional food assistance to combat child malnutrition often struggle to meet local needs while at the same time maintaining the organizational guidelines of donors. As a result, global food aid commitments often lead to ineffective policies and incomplete programs.
On October 12, the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will host a discussion of the challenges in global food assistance and how recent developments and initiatives can be expanded to effectively tackle the ongoing crisis of global child malnutrition. Panelists include Bruce Cogill, chief of nutrition at USAID; Meera Shekar, lead health and nutrition specialist at the World Bank; Susan Shepherd, head of nutrition programs, MSF; and Victoria Quinn, senior vice president for progams, Helen Keller International. Elaine Wolfensohn, founder of the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, will make introductory remarks. Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Raj Desai will moderate the discussion.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions.
Wolfensohn Family Foundation
Nonresident Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Chief of Nutrition
Lead Health and Nutrition Specialist
The World Bank
Head of Nutrition Programs
Doctors Without Borders/MS
Senior Vice President for Programs
Helen Keller International
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