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The Intersection of 1000 Days and Nutrition & Infectious Diseases

Event Details
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am
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On behalf of the USG Global Nutrition Coordination Plan, the 1000 Days and Nutrition & Infectious Disease Subgroups would like to invite you to the following webinar: The Intersection of 1000 Days and Nutrition & Infectious Diseases: the nexus of pediatric nutrition, immunology, and infection and the implications of their interactions.


Webinar Agenda:

  1. Recent RCTs of WASH for child stunting: the hypothesis tested, the results, and the policy and programming implications.
  2. An overview of the intersection of inflammation/infection, nutrition and its implications for the “1000 Days."



Jean Humphrey, ScD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Zvitambo Institute for Maternal Child Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe

Dr. Jean Humphrey has been a global leader in the research of vitamin A deficiency and supplementation, breastfeeding during HIV infection, and young child stunting.  Most recently she was the PI of the Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy  (SHINE) trial in rural Zimbabwe.


Parmi S. Suchdev, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health, Emory University 

Dr. Suchdev holds faculty appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Program in Nutrition Health Sciences at the Laney Graduate School. He is trained as a Pediatrician and cares for hospitalized patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Suchdev’s research focuses on micronutrient malnutrition, in particular, the safety and effectiveness of home fortification programs, as well as the effects of infection/inflammation on nutrition biomarkers. Dr. Suchdev has worked on collaborative research projects in over 10 countries and served on the Governance Committee of the American Society of Nutrition Global Nutrition Council.  He is past-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health, leading projects on global health education, policy, and advocacy.

Webinar access:  To connect to the webinar, use this Adobe Connect link: Participants are encouraged to listen to the webinar through the Adobe Connect link. However, if participants want to listen to the webinar through their phones, the telephone bridge is: USA: 888-330-1716; International: +1-713-353-7024. ACCESS CODE: 8622562.