Infant Health is the Top Priority
Breastfeeding (BF) support is one of the most cost-effective interventions to advance mother–child health worldwide. Large-scale BF support may prevent 11.6% of infant deaths and improves cognitive development. Read the joint statement from Dean Sten Vermund and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla.
Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?
The long-running breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines earlier this week. The first problem arises because powdered formula requires a dependable source of clean water, which is not available to some 780 million people, according to the World Health Organization.Source: NPR Goats and Soda
GHLI announces junior faculty awards
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.
First Lady says “Nurturing care is the basic right of every child” at Lancet Series’ launch
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Friday evening, joined with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Caribbean Regional Launch in Guyana of The Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development (ECD), which focuses on the “the invaluable impact” of a nurturing environment on early childhood development. Yale professor, Rafael Perez-Escamilla (EPH) and other authors of The Lancet Series were in attendance.Source: Guyana Chronicle
Becoming Baby Friendly Dissemination Event
In May 2016, Yale University in collaboration with University of Ghana School of Public Health, with funding from Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation started the Breastfeeding Friendly Country Index project now called “Becoming Baby Friendly”.Source: University of Ghana School of Public Health
Yale School of Public Health Professor Contributes to Advancing Early Childhood Health and Development Globally
The recently released 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series, “Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,” was developed by a steering committee of experts with strong interdisciplinary and global representation. Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla of the Yale School of Public Health was one of the committee’s 14 members.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
YSPH promotes breastfeeding health benefits
In a nation where the news cycle is often filled with women being ejected from restaurants or stores for breastfeeding publicly, epidemiology professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, and his colleagues at the Yale School of Public Health are working to increase the effectiveness of programs that promote breastfeeding worldwide.Source: Yale Daily News
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times
Why Is COVID-19 Striking Men Harder Than Women?
Women's Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure and Immunobiology Professor Akiko Iwasaki, discuss how understanding why men suffer more severe cases of COVID-19 and are more likely to die is vital for developing effective strategies that can produce better outcomes for everyone.Source: Time