FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: An interview with Dr. Andrew Mertens, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, on recently published papers on growth failure.
In this podcast, Marie McGrath speaks to Dr. Andrew Mertens, a postdoctoral scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Targeted Learning and a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Andrew is the lead author of some fascinating research, examining patterns of growth failure that we have summarized in the Field Exchange edition, part of the knowledge integration initiatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which includes a database of millions of participants and studies in child birth growth and development. Summaries of the particular papers mentioned in this podcast can be found here and here.
FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: Reflections on wasting from Dr. Bawary, Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) Officer, Ministry of Health Afghanistan
This podcast reflects on an article within the special edition of Field Exchange on wasting in South Asia that describes the challenges and developments around wasting management in Afghanistan. To delve into some of the details of integrated management of acute malnutrition or IMAM in Afghanistan, we were honoured to interview Dr. Jamil Bawary, the IMAM Officer for the Public Nutrition Department of the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan.
FEX 63 South Asia Special Edition: Insights on wasting management from Kedar Raj Parajuli, Chief of the Nutrition Section, Family Welfare Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population Nepal.
This podcast reflects on one of the articles published within the special edition of Field Exchange on wasting in South Asia that describes Nepal's experiences in scaling of integrated management of acute malnutrition or IMAM programming. What began as pilot programs way back in 2008 is now implemented in over half the countries districts. We were delighted to have the opportunity to interview Mr. Kedar Raj Parajuli, chief of the Nutrition Section of the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal, to share further insights into the experiences on their pathway to scale up.
In this podcast, Dr. Victor Aguayo, UNICEF’s Chief of Nutrition shares his reflections on the rich experiences gathered within Field Exchange 63 which has been a joint publication between ENN and UNICEF Regional Office of South Asia. Victor shares his insights into why wasting in South Asia has not received the attention it needs, what are the key opportunities, challenges and learning from the region and why other regions should be interested in what is happening in South Asia.
In this short podcast, Purnima Menon explores why the burden of wasting is so high in South Asia and the current priority areas of action for the treatment and prevention of wasting in the region. Purnima Menon is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and is based in New Delhi, India.
In this short podcast, Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, explores why the burden of wasting is so high in South Asia and the current priority areas of action for the treatment and prevention of wasting in the region.