The Lancet will be publishing a major new Series which examines the current and expected extent of maternal and child under-nutrition and obesity, and the interventions that are appropriate for low- and middle-income countries.


LancetAuthored by the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group – a renowned set of global health and development academics and practitioners – the Series consists of four papers and a Call to Action commentary from the authors.


The Series will appear ahead of the "Nutrition for Growth: Beating hunger through business and science" pre-G8 meeting, convened by the Brazilian and UK governments and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Paper Presentation Launch


LancetTo launch the papers a symposium presentation of the papers, followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, will be held on Thursday, June 6 at Imperial College London.


Additional launch events will be hosted by local partners in Washington, DC, Ethiopia, India, and several other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Event Speakers

Speakers at the paper presentation taking place at Imperial College London will include: Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Officer of the Minister, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, Robert Black, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute and Anna Taylor, Senior Nutrition Advisor, UK Department for International Development.


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Event Time & Location


Imperial College – St Mary’s Campus
Rothschild Lecture Hall, School of Medicine
Norfolk Place, London
W2 1PG


June 6, 20139:00am – 5:00pm (BST)