144/1049 - Scaling up Rice fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean

Organized by: World Food Programme (WFP). Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Nutrition Unit.
Sunday 15 October 14.00 - 18.30 h. Room 11

Scaling Up Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean: translating the evidence base into concrete plans for demand creation and effective programming at country level

Chair

Marc-André Prost

World Food Programme. Panama.


Launch of the S&L special supplement on Scaling Up Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speaker

Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Managing Director. Sight and Life. Switzerland. Adjunct Associate Professor. International Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. USA.


Evidence generation for decision making and effective policy and programme planning

Speaker

Dr. Helena Pachón

Food Fortification Initiative (FFI). USA.


Costa Rica: A successful regional model for mandatory rice fortification

Speaker

Dr Reena Das

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research


National Plan for Rice Fortification in the Dominican Republic in the framework of the National Plan for the Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Speaker

Dr Reena Das

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research


National Plan for rice fortification and its commercialisation in Nicaragua

Speaker

Dr. Sonia Castro

Ministry of Health. Government of Nicaragua.