Home UH Manoa

Seminar/Event/Workshop Detail


Improving the Understanding of Childhood Malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa

Date/Time: 09 May 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Indi Trehan, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M.&H.
Speaker Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases), Faculty Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health, St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kakaako Campus, 651 Ilalo Street, MEB Auditorium (Room 315)

For more info: Cori Watanabe 808-692-1654
Description: Malnutrition, in all of its various forms, underlies 45% of deaths among children under 5 years old around the world. Indeed, without a specific etiologic pathogen and without a straightforward antimicrobial treatment, malnutrition is truly the greatest “neglected tropical disease” of our time. Outside of the neonatal period, a complex mix of environmental factors, food insecurity, and infectious diseases leads to both chronic and acute malnutrition in children. Having practiced pediatrics and conducted clinical and translational research in rural southern Malawi for the past 9 years, the speaker will provide a broad overview of the field and review highlights from his studies on environmental enteric dysfunction, linear growth stunting, moderate acute malnutrition, and severe acute malnutrition.
Additional Document:Click here to download