You’re invited to a briefing: Nutrition – A Key Link to Healthy Mothers and Healthy Children

Global Health Council, PATH, Management Sciences for Health, and Bread for the World
Invite you to a briefing on
Nutrition – A key link to healthy mothers and healthy children
Thursday, October 21
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Global Health Council
(1111 19th Street NW, Suite 1120)
Lunch will be served
Nutrition is a foundation for health and development and plays a vital role in improving maternal and child health. About 70 percent of all childhood mortality in developing countries is due to five major conditions which includes 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. This year’s World Food Day 2010 theme is “United Against Hunger”—focusing on how civil society, states, and the private sector can all work together to defeat hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty.
This briefing will discuss how two US initiatives are aiming to curb malnutrition as well as improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) globally. The Feed the Future Initiative is examining the root causes of hunger while the Global Health Initiative aims to improve the lives of mothers and children through a more coordinated and integrated approach. This briefing will demonstrate the importance of integrating nutrition interventions with maternal and child heath activities as well as highlight the synergies between the Feed the Future Initiative and Global Health Initiative. The briefing will also highlight how nutrition and MNCH programs are already being linked on the ground.
Panelists include:

Thomas Schaetzel, Technical Director, Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project (PATH lead implementer)
Gloria Sangiwa, Technical Quality and Innovation Director, Management Sciences for Health
Cindy Huang, Senior Advisor, Feed the Future Initiative, US Department of State
Moderated by:
Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute
This briefing is the fifth in the series “New and innovative approaches to maternal and child health”co-hosted by the Global Health Council, PATH, and Management Sciences for Health.  Bread for the World joins us as a co-host for this briefing.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 19, to Keeley Judd at , or call 202.822.0033