Hidden Hunger: Micronutrient Deficiencies & the Developing World, March 27


The NYU Masters’ Program in Global Public Health will present a discussion entitled “Hidden Hunger: Micronutrient Deficiencies & the Developing World” on Thursday, March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cantor Boardroom, NYU Kauffman Management Center, 44 West 4th St., 11th Floor.

Micronutrient malnutrition affects approximately 2 billion people worldwide. The adverse effects of micronutrient deficiencies are profound and include premature death, poor health, blindness, growth stunting, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and low work capacity. Please join us as our distinguished guests outline and discuss a significant and innovative way this issue is being addressed - fortifying flour with important vitamins and minerals - and how the health and nutrition impacts of this and similar interventions are monitored and evaluated. Also under discussion will be different ways to think about design and implementation of evaluation systems for this public health intervention in developing countries.

  • WHO: Glen Maberly, MB BS BSc(Med) MD FRACP, Professor of Global Health and Director, Center for International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Interim Director, Global Health Institute, Sydney West Area Health Service, Australia; Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Micronutrient Specialist, International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCt), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Domingo J Pinero, Ph.D, M.S. (moderator), Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
  • WHAT: A discussion entitled “Hidden Hunger: Micronutrient Deficiencies & the Developing World.”
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Reception 6:30 p.m.; Program 7:00 p.m.).
  • WHERE: Cantor Boardroom, NYU Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street, 11th Floor.
  • RSVP and find more information at www.nyu.edu/mph/events.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

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