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Global Health Studies at HMSOM

Global Maternal and Child Health: Epidemiology, etiology, and preventive approaches

Global Maternal and Child Health: Epidemiology, etiology, and preventive approaches

Monday, December 12, 2022 [4:30pm - 6:00 pm EST]

Learning Objectives:

  1. General overview of global maternal and child health
  2. Recent epidemiology of morbidity and mortality
  3. The major five health issues regarding mortality and mortality and the concept of DALY
  4. A focus on malnutrition as the underpinning for all of the other causes
  5. Low cost examples of how the international community can ameliorate the malnutrition crisis in so many areas with specific reference to South East Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa
  6. A role for medical students and American medical schools


  • Banejee A. Global Landscape in maternal and newborn health. Geneva: Switzerland. World Health Organization, 2021.
  • WHO recommendations on child health: guidelines approved by the WHO Guidelines Review Committee. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017 (WHO/MCA/17.08). Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
  • Musuiime V. Malnutrition. Global Pediatric Education Series (GPEDS). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.

Steven KairysSpeaker: Dr. Steven Kairys, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of the New Jersey AAP Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE). He served for 10 years as Medical Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Quality Improvement and Innovation Networks. Dr. Kairys is board certified in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine and Child Abuse and Neglect. He was previously chairman of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover NH; the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick NJ; and at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was awarded Pediatrician of the year in 1987 in New Hampshire and in 2012 in New Jersey. Dr. Kairys worked for many years in Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet Union in improving health care for women and children.