IAEA/IMTF meeting on SAM in Ghana; December 10-11, 2012

We invite you to the International Atomic Energy Agency/International Malnutrition Task Force meeting on Severe Acute Malnutrition, to be held in Accra, Ghana; December 10-11, 2012.

Venue: MJ Grand Hotel, Legon, Accra, Ghana

Details of the meeting can be found below.

December 10

Opening session

Chair: Ms. Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Ghana

  • 9.00-9.15 Welcome Representatives of the Host Government
  • 9.15 -9.4 IMTF; the way forward. Aims of the meeting Speaker by Mr. Alan Jackson, UK

Session 1: Update on current recommendations and recent initiatives

Chair: Mr. Alan Jackson, UK

  • 9.45-10.00 WHO guidelines by Ms. Zita Weize-Prinzo, WHO
  • 10.00-10.15 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) by Mr. Tewoldeberhan Daniel, UNICEF
  • 10.15-10.45 Discussion
  • 10.45-11.15 Coffee/tea

Session 2: SAM in the real world. Case studies – sub Saharan Africa.

Chair: Ms. Adenike Grange, Nigeria

  • 11.15-11.35 Ghana by Ms. Thelma Brown, Ghana
  • 11.35-11.55 Zambia by Ms. Beatrice Amadi, Zambia
  • 11.55-12.15 South Africa by Mr. Haroon Saloojee, South Africa
  • 12.15-12.35 Malawi by Mr. Kenneth Maleta, Malawi
  • 12.35-13.00 Discussion
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch

Session 3: SAM in the real world. Case studies – Asia, Latin America, Caribbean.

Chair: Ms. Beatrice Amadi, Zambia

  • 14.00-14.20 Bangladesh by Mr. Tahmeed Ahmed, Bangladesh
  • 14.20-14.40 Jamaica by Ms. Minerva Thame, Jamaica
  • 14.40-15.00 Haiti by Mr. Jean Max Beauliere, Haiti
  • 15.00-15.20 Latin America by Mr. Ricardo Uauy, Chile
  • 15.20-15.50 Discussion
  • 15.50-16.20 Coffee/tea

Session 4: Integrating SAM management into health and nutrition initiatives

Chair: Ms. Ilka Esquivel, UNICEF

  • 16.20-16.40 SAM and the health system by Ms. Adenike Grange, Nigeria
  • 16.40-17.00 SAM and the SUN movement (Scaling Up Nutrition) by Ms. Anna Lartey, Ghana
  • 17.00-17.20 SAM and emergencies by Mr. Paluku Bahwere, Belgium
  • 17.20-17.50 Discussion
  • 17.50-18.00 Wrap-up Day 1 by Mr. Alan Jackson, UK

December 11

Session 5: Update on recent research

Chair: Mr. Tahmeed Ahmed, Bangladesh

  • 9.00-9.20 Infants less than 6 months by Mr. Marco Kerac, UK
  • 9.20-9.40 Shock by Ms. Kathryn Maitland, Kenya
  • 9.40-10.00 Infectious diseases by Mr. James Tumwine, Uganda
  • 10.00-10.30 Discussion
  • 10.30-11.00 Coffee/tea

Session 6: Catch up growth as healthy growth

Chair: Ms. Lena Davidsson, Kuwait

  • 11.00-11.20 Structure and function; the quality of growth by Mr. Alan Jackson, UK
  • 11.20-11.40 Body composition assessment during early life by Mr. Ken Ellis, USA
  • 11.40-12.00 International efforts to standardize body composition assessment during rapid growth by
    Ms. Lena Davidsson, Kuwait
  • 12.00-12.30 Discussion
  • 12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session 7: IMTF – the way forward. Panel discussion

Chair: Mr. Ricardo Uauy, Chile

  • Brief comments to initiate the discussion on priority areas:
  • 13.30-13.40 Capacity building by Mr. Alan Jackson, UK
  • 13.40-13.50 Research by Ms. Kathryn Maitland, Kenya
  • 13.50-14.00 Integration of SAM into other health and nutrition initiatives by Ms. Adenike Grange, Nigeria
  • 14.00-15.15 Discussion
  • 15.15-15.45 Coffee/tea

Session 8: IMTF – the way forward. Setting priorities and developing a work plan

Chair: Mr. Alan Jackson, UK

  • 15.45-16.45 General discussion
  • 16.45-17.15 Wrap-up and conclusions Mr. Alan Jackson, UK

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