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Webinar Series on Kwashiorkor

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Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera

Head of Nutrition/Action Against Hunger

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21 Sep 2020, 22:25

Kwashiorkor malnutrition affects hundreds of thousands of children and kills tens of thousands each year. Although recognized as a unique form of malnutrition since the 1930s, its etiology is still unclear. In 1968, a group of scientists studying and treating kwashiorkor met to discuss differences between kwashiorkor and wasting, leading to the diagnostic criteria currently used in treatment and study designs. Over the past 50 years, we have learned a lot more about the progression of kwashiorkor.

Through a series of webinars, researchers and practitioners will review recent evidence related to kwashiorkor. These webinars will lead to an expert meeting to discuss and advance kwashiorkor prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Webinars will be in late September, October, and November 2020. 

The first webinar will be on the 29th of September and you can register here 

Tamsin Walters

en-net moderator

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20 Oct 2020, 13:55

The second webinar on Kwashiorkor: Overt signs of kwashiorkor: Looking at edema and beyond

is happening next week:

When: October 26, 2020 from 10 to 11am EDT. Please check your time zone.


  • Kirrily de Polnay, Médecins sans Frontières
  • Merry Fitzpatrick, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
  • Sofine Heilskov, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Regina Keith, University of Westminster

Moderator: Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera, Action Against Hunger, UK

You can register here .

Tamsin Walters

en-net moderator

Forum moderator

20 Oct 2020, 13:57

Apologies, registration link is here

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