Brookings Institution Hosts Panel Discussion on Childhood Malnutrition

On October 12th, MSF and the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion of the challenges in global food assistance and how recent developments and initiatives can be expanded to effectively tackle the ongoing crisis of global child malnutrition.

Panelists included MSF’s Nutrition Coordinator Dr. Susan Shepherd; Bruce Cogill, chief of nutrition at USAID; Meera Shekar, lead health and nutrition specialist at the World Bank; and Victoria Quinn, senior vice president for progams, Helen Keller International. Elaine Wolfensohn, founder of the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, made introductory remarks. Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Raj Desai moderated the discussion.

Watch the discussion and Q & A here:

(from L to R) Victoria Quinn, Susan Shepherd, Raj Desai, Bruce Cogill, and Meera Shekar

Susan Shepherd described MSF's efforts to treat malnourished children in the Sahel region of Africa.

Meera Shekar, lead nutrition specialist at the World Bank, told the Brookings audience that greater collaboration among donors would make the fight against malnutrition more effective.

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