Opportunities to Strengthen Maternal Nutrition Programs within Health Systems – Operational Guidance and Country Perspectives

Tuesday, February 15, 2022(8:30AM ET )
Hosted by CORE Group's Nutrition Working Group

This webinar highlighted USAID-funded initiatives to strengthen maternal nutrition through health systems from global and local perspectives. Presenters discussed practical guidance for designing, implementing, and strengthening the delivery of maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy and lactation from USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program and USAID’s Advancing Nutrition. Presenters from Kenya, Guatemala and Uganda shared key country learnings (i.e. successes, challenges) and the way forward for strengthening the implementation of maternal nutrition interventions at the country level.


  • Opening Remarks: Leslie Koo, USAID Nutrition Team Lead, Division of Nutrition and Environmental Health, Bureau of Global Health
  • Dr. Justine Kavle, CEO & Public Health Nutritionist, Kavle Consulting, LLC / Former MCSP Nutrition Team Lead
  • Ms. Kristen Cashin | Director, Nutrition and Health Systems at USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • Ms. Rael Wanyona Mwando | Kisumu County Nutrition Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Kenya
  • Ms. Maggie Fischer | Chief of Party, Health and Nutrition Project, JHPIEGO
  • Ms. Joanita Nagaddya | Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor II, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Uganda
  • Mr. Wilson Kirabira | MCHN Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda

Moderated by Charlotte Block, Nutrition Working Group Co-Chair

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