GLOBVAC webinar: Children, health and nutrition

13 October 2020, 14:00 - 15:30

The GLOBVAC webinar series will build up to the postponed main GLOBVAC conference in Oslo, planned for 20 –21 April 2021.

The webinar series will be hosted using Microsoft Teams, which has a limit to 300 participants. We therefore encourage you to secure your participation signing up in advance. A link to the webinar will be shared with registered participants.

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Each webinar series will have an introduction by the webinar leader followed by a 10 minute presentations with 5 minutes set aside for questions.

Webinar programme 13 October 2020:

Introduction by Dawit Shawel Abebe, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo Metropolitan University

Theme: Children, health and nutrition

Nardos Wondafrash, Addis Ababa University: Do parental feeding practices influence children eating behaviors?

Misra Abdulahi, Jimma University and University of Oslo: Effects of Breastfeeding Education and Support on Early Initiation, Exclusive Breastfeeding and Infant Growth in Ethiopia: a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Ivan Kato Arinda, Makerere University: Nutritional status of children aged 6 to 23 months of mothers in and out of mother care groups in Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda

Muneera A. Rasheed, Aga Khan University: Longitudinal follow-up study of a rural Pakistani cohort exposed to early responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions in the first two years of life to determine effects on academic achievement in early grades

Montasir Ahmed, University of Oslo: Cost-effectiveness of peer counselling for the education and information related to nutrition and cognitive stimulus among impoverished small children in rural Uganda

GLOBVAC webinar series

The programme is as follows :

  • Webinar 1: 8 September – Theme: Covid-19 aspects and healthcare systems
  • Webinar 2: 13 October – Theme: Children, health and nutrition
  • Webinar 3: 10 November – Theme: Digital Health
  • Webinar 4: 8 f December – Theme: Mental health in crisis, vaccine and point of care support

(The programme may be subject to change)