Experts call for an end to the exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry
A newly released Series on breastfeeding published in The Lancet argues that formula milk companies exploit parents’ emotions and manipulate scientific information to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
YSPH professor Pérez-Escamilla contributes to new American Journal of Public Health series: ‘Nutrition in the First 1000 Days’
YSPH Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla contributed an essay to the American Journal of Public Health's “Nutrition in the First 1000 Days,” a comprehensive special series of editorials, perspectives, and research and analysis about ways to improve nutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of a child's development, from pregnancy through second birthday.
Major Funding Award Supports Yale Efforts to Address Maternal Health Inequities
A team of Yale researchers, working collaboratively with Yale New Haven Hospital, community partners and two regional hospitals, is exploring ways to improve health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in priority populations that have been historically underserved and experience systemic racism. A $18 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support the study.
According to findings from ‘The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale’ an estimated 43 per cent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting.Source: Guyana Times Inc.
Yale's Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla Presents at this Year's Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship
The Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship is open for registration! Tune in to hear Dr. Perez-Escamilla’s presentation “Responsive Feeding and Childhood Obesity Prevention: An Equitable Nurturing Care Perspective.”Source: Twitter
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.
Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding
Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding. Call for papers for a special collection in International Journal for Equity in Health. Edited by Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Mireya Vilar-Compte. Providing accessible, high-quality and equitable support for all women who want to breastfeed is a sound social investment. Abstracts are due June 30, 2020.Source: International Journal for Equity in Health
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla recently received The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla recently received The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition to honor his lifetime achievements in international nutrition research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries. Dr. Perez-Escamilla will be giving his lifetime achievement award lecture next year at the Nutrition 2021 Conference in Boston, MA. The Nutrition 2020 Conference will be held virtually May 30th - June 2, 2020.Source: American Society for Nutrition- Nutrition 2020