College of Health Sciences Hosts a Round Table on Infant and Child Nutrition

On August 23, the College of Health Sciences hosted a Round Table discussion on Infant and Child Nutrition in Armenia. Dr. Kim Hekimian, faculty at CHS and Columbia University, led the discussion with the main stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, United Nations World Food Program, UNICEF, World Vision Armenia, OXFAM, Fund for Armenian Relief, Institute for Child and Adolescent Health, Confidence Health NGO, and CHS faculty. The purpose of the meeting was to understand how to conduct a good formative research and professional trainings/workshops with internationally known experts that could guide infant and child nutrition programs in Armenia (including food fortification). Dr. Hekimian and Dr. Karine Saribekyan, the Head of the Maternal and Child Health Agency of the Ministry of Health, emphasized the critical role of evidence-based policy in changing behaviors to improve nutritional status. The stakeholders decided to continue collaboration in this important field.

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