October 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am

Aiming for Program Excellence - Launching Home Fortification Webinar Series Timezone: EST Language: English


Dr. Werner Schultink, Dr. Martin Bloem, Dr. Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas MD, PhD, MPH, Dr. Laurence Grummer-Strawn

Event Details

This session marks a beginning of a series of webinars by UNICEF and CDC in collaboration with HF-TAG, intended to provide interactive support to programme designers and implementers and enhance their capacity to design, implement, monitor and scale-up home fortification interventions. The launch webinar will highlight the global evidence and policies for home fortification and the the implementation of home fortification globally. This webinar will also describe the existing WHO home fortification guidelines and emphasize the complementary relationship with WHO policies and the HF-TAG in supporting countries to translate and adapt WHO guidelines in national settings. Finally, it will emphasize the importance of program monitoring to improve program implementation and effectiveness.   ā Join Lync Meeting  

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Dr. Werner Schultink, Dr. Martin Bloem, Dr. Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas MD, PhD, MPH, Dr. Laurence Grummer-Strawn

Presenter Bio

Dr. Schultink is Associate Director in the Programme Division of UNICEF in New York and Chief of Nutrition. In this position he provides guidance on UNICEF global nutrition policy and programming, and represents the organization on nutrition issues.

Dr. Martin W. Bloem is Senior Nutrition Advisor and UNAIDS Global Coordinator at the United Nations World Food Programme, in Rome, Italy.

Dr JP Peņa-Rosas coordinates the Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He oversees the development of WHO evidence-informed guidelines for nutrition interventions, including home fortification.

Dr. Laurence Grummer-Strawn is chief of the Nutrition Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He provides guidance on nutrition policy and programming both in the US and internationally and is a member of the Executive Committee of the HF-TAG.