Symposium examines child health and nutrition worldwide

22 August 2013

Nutrition and its influences on child health worldwide will be examined from several international perspectives at a major symposium to be held by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health on Friday 23 August, 9am to 12.30pm.

Join international speakers from Bangladesh, India and the University as they share their experiences, research findings and actions they are currently taking to combat nutrition and child health issues in South Asia.


Keynote speakers

Dr Shams El Arifeen, Director of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr El Arifeen has nearly 25 years of experience in child and neonatal health, health services and health systems research, including nine years in government health services, with a focus on child health interventions for developing populations.

Professor Archana Patel, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

Professor Patel is a paediatrician and an epidemiologist whose research covers major childhood illnesses in developing countries - newborn health, nutrition, acute respiratory illnesses, acute diarrhoea and environmental health.

Event details

What: Action for Child Health: What role for nutrition? 

When: 9am to 12.30pm, Friday 23 August

Where: Lecture Theatre 106, New Law School Building, Camperdown Campus 

Enquiries: Florencia Garcia on 0434 375 234 or 

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