Date: 29 July 2021, 9:30 - 11am EDT [GMT-4]
Language: English

There is strong evidence for the link between early childhood development (ECD) and nutrition, but gaps remain in understanding how to successfully integrate additional components of nurturing care with nutrition in holistic programs. The Nutrition subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted this panel discussion on lessons learnt integrating additional components of nurturing care with nutrition interventions in development and humanitarian contexts. Panelists shared experiences from multiple countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Tanzania.

• Allison Daniel, PhD Candidate, Nutritional Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada / Blantyre, Malawi
• Elena McEwan, MD, Senior Technical Advisor Maternal and Child Health, Catholic Relief Services
• Colleen Emary, Senior Technical Advisor – Health & Nutrition, Technical Service Organisation – World Vision International

Moderated by:
• Akriti Singh, Nutrition and Health Systems Advisor, USAID Advancing Nutrition, JSI.

The Child Health Task Force is managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. through the USAID Advancing Nutrition project and funded by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



Related materials:

Child Health Taskforce presentation
Child Health Taskforce website
Nutrition subgroup page
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