Over the past 10 years, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition has supported research on the role of neglected biological mechanisms in child growth and nutrition, specifically in Uganda, Nepal, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Timor Leste. As a result of these activities, significant research contributions have been made in understanding mycotoxins, environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), and inflammation. But despite this growing body of evidence, charting the way forward toward mitigating these complex risk factors remains a significant challenge in the health and nutrition fields. This interactive webinar discussed critical research, policy, and programmatic implications of unpackaging the effects of mycotoxins, EED, and inflammation on child health, growth, and nutrition.
- Moderator: Dr. Kablan is a Senior Science Advisor in the Center for Nutrition/Food Safety Division/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security/USAID.
- Dr. Duggan is a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he directs the Center for Nutrition.
- Dr. Shibani Ghosh is Research Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is also the associate director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition with experience working in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
- Patrick Webb, PhD—Dr. Webb is the Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, the Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Principal Investigator of USAID’s Food Aid Quality Review Project.