STATE OF THE ART SEMINAR ON MATERNAL AND NEONATAL
NUTRITION- ACCESS PROGRAM
The Academy for Educational Development
thSeptember 12: 1:30 – 4:45
th8 floor Board Room: North Building
The ACCESS Program, a 5-year global program sponsored by the U.S Agency for
International Development (USAID), aims to improve the health and survival of mothers
and their newborns through the use of key maternal and newborn health services. ACCESS
is increasingly recognized as a global leader for policy and advocacy, technical expertise, and
implementing evidence-based interventions and approaches in maternal and newborn health.
The Program is implemented by JHPIEGO in partnership with Save the Children, the
Futures Group, the Academy for Educational Development, the American College of
Nurse-Midwives, and Interchurch Medical Assistance.
The Academy for Educational Development, as part of its contribution to the ACCESS
Program, will be holding a State of the Art Seminar on Maternal and Neonatal Nutrition in ththe 8th floor Board Room – North Building, on September 12 from 1:30 – 4:30. The purpose of the seminar is to present the most-up-to date information on maternal and
The objectives are to:
1. Provide updates on key nutrition issues related to maternal and neonatal
2. Highlight 3-5 key maternal and neonatal nutrition messages for policies and
1:30 – 1:40 Welcome and Introduction of Participants Eleonore F. Seumo - GHPN
Infant Feeding & HIV/AIDS: 1:40 – 2:10 Ellen Piwoz - Africa 2010
New data and recommendations for action
2:10 – 2:40 Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Anemia to Phil Harvey - A2Z Project
2:40 – 3:10 Integrating the Essential Nutrition Actions Agnes Guyon - LINKAGES
(ENA) Approach for New Born Health
3:10 – 3:45 Current Evidence Relating Maternal Nutrition Parul Christian - JHU
to Birth Weight and Neonatal Health and
3:45 – 4:10 Girl Guides: Prevention of Anemia in East & Kristen Cashin - FANTA
4:10 – 4:40 Micronutrients HIV/AIDS: A review of Ellen Piwoz - Africa 2010
knowledge, gaps, and recommendations
4:40 – 4:45 Closing Remarks Eleonore F. Seumo - GHPN Academy for Educational Development, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NM, Washington DC, 20009 1
1. Ellen Piwoz
Dr. Ellen Piwoz is the Nutrition Advisor on the USAID-funded Africa’s Health in 2010
Project and Director of the Center of Nutrition at the Academy for Educational Development in Washington DC. She holds masters and doctoral degrees in public health and nutrition from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Piwoz is an expert on infant feeding, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS and has published extensively on these issues. She was a principal investigator in the ZVITAMBO Infant Feeding Counseling Intervention study, which evaluated the impact of education and counseling on infant feeding patterns and HIV transmission in Zimbabwe, and she has collaborated on infant feeding and HIV studies in Zambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Malawi, and South Africa. Dr. Piwoz is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill School of Public Health. She is a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS and the UN Inter-agency Task Team for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.
2. Phil Harvey
Dr Harvey is Public Health Nutritionist, PhD from Cornell University. He worked as lecturer in the Nutrition Program of the University of Queensland where he had a joint appointment with State Department of Health. He returned to US in the late 1990s. He was the Nutrition Advisor for the MOST Program before becoming Technical Director of A2Z.
3. Agnes Guyon
Dr Guyon is Public Health Medical Doctor, with more than 25 years of experience in Asia and Africa. She worked with the LINKAGES project for the past 7 years, in Madagascar as resident advisor then in Ethiopia as a regional advisor. She has been promoting and developing the Essential Nutrition Actions approach in both countries.
4. Parul Christian
Dr Christian has a MS in foods and nutrition from India, and a DrPH in human nutrition from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined as faculty at Hopkins after completing her doctoral research in 1996. Currently Dr Christian is associate professor in the Department. She is interested in micronutrients and in their role in impacting maternal and infant and child health, survival, and function. Dr Christian has research projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
5. Kristen Cashin
Ms Cashin is Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Specialist with the FANTA project. She focuses on child survival and is FANTA's liaison to the CORE Group. Before working with the FANTA project, she was Nutrition Advisor at Counterpart International. She holds a master's degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition is from the Friedman School at Tufts University.
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Eleonore Fosso Seumo, PhD., GHPN/AED, Coordinator
Miriam Schreier and David Burrows, Assistants
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