Breaking the Cycle: Mothers, Children and Malnutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Leadership Council Regional Event
As we mark the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline, the School community celebrates its contributions to the enormous gains in improving the health of children in the last two decades:
- The likelihood of a child dying before age five has been nearly cut in half. That means that about 17,000 children are saved every day
- 90% of children in developing regions have access to primary education
- 15% fewer children under the age of five have been diagnosed with “stunted” development (inadequate height for their age)
However, there is still much to do. Today 162 million young children still suffer from chronic undernutrition, a condition which will impact their cognitive and physical development.
Please join Roger Barnett, MBA ’91, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Shaklee Corporation and Professor Wafaie Fawzi on February 10 for an important discussion about the innovative ways the Harvard Chan School is breaking the cycle of malnutrition for the world’s most vulnerable families in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Professor Fawzi is an expert on maternal, neonatal and child health, and infectious diseases and serves as the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population.
This regional event of the Leadership Council is open to Council members and invited guests. Details are as follows:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Battery Club
717 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.