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Annual MEPI /NEPI Symposium

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The University of Nairobi will host the Annual MEPI /NEPI Symposium from
2nd-4th August, 2016 at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi Kenya. The theme of

Invitation to a symposium by the College of Health Science

Venue: College of Health Science – Lecture theatre 3
Date: Thur 3rd April 2014        Time:  2.30 pm
Topic: Improving Nutritional Resilience in ASAL Areas of Kenya
              Landscape Analysis using a Focused Ethnographic Study
 
Presenter: Dr Faith Thuita
 
Discussants: Profs V. Kimani & J. Olenja & Enock Musinguzi
 
About the Symposium
 
The symposium will entail sharing findings of a study conducted in 3 counties using an innovative research approach dubbed the Focused Ethnographic Study (FES) by the Principal Investigator Dr Faith Thuita. The study was commissioned by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in partnership with the division of nutrition, Ministry of health and implemented by researchers from the School of public health, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Cornell University in the US. Findings of a  complementary study, Optifood study will also be presented.
 
Reports of the FES study will be launched by the Executive director - Global Alliance for improved Nutrition Executive Director Mr Mack Van Amerigen and the board chairman Mr Jay Naidoo. The  GAIN Kenya country director Mr Adan Kabelo and other program staff will be in attendance.  The Principal, College of Health Sciences, Prof Isaac Kibwage and the Director, School of Public Health Dr Dismas Ongore will also be in attendance. Faculty members from the College of Health Sciences, students, members of the nutrition and public health community are invited.