Noon Lecture: "Tackling malnutrition: What would it cost?"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:45 AM EDT (UTC–04:00)

About the lecture:

Recent research has pointed to cost-effective ways to reduce child malnutrition in developing countries.  Given the world recession, protecting children’s nutrition is an ever-more urgent priority.  What would it cost to implement the recommendations?  Can we afford to do this (can we afford NOT to do this)? Dr. Horton will be presenting her research at the upcoming International Congress of Nutrition in Thailand in October.

About the speaker:

Dr. Susan Horton is the Associate Provost, Graduate Studies, and CIGI Chair in Global Health Economics, University of Waterloo. She received her BA from Cambridge, and her Masters and PhD from Harvard, and specializes in health, nutrition and labour market issues in developing countries.  She has worked in over 20 developing countries, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, several UN agencies, International Development Research Centre, etc.  She served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Chair of the Department of Social Science and Interim Dean at University of Toronto at Scarborough, and as Vice-President Academic at Laurier.