I. Bani “A field experience in Global Health Nutrition”
Ibrahim Bani, Emory University, USA
The public health field confronts global health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, micronutrient deficiencies, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury. Global public health nutrition is a multidisciplinary approach that combines the disciplines of public health and the science of nutrition, and it is more colloquially defined as “nutrition for the public.” The collective efforts of the global community towards ending extreme poverty and hunger and to promote gender equality were successfully directed by the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The importance of health as a key feature of human development was recognized, with three MDGs explicitly linked to health indicators and the others structured around major determinants of health. As a Global health researcher aiming to venture into the nutrition research field by presenting 3 case studies from Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The field experience in global health nutrition will have a particular focus micronutrient deficiencies in a global context, and how challenges are addressed through nutrition intervention programs.