The first 1,000 days of the health of a child and U.S. development aid programs that address health and nutrition will be the topics of a congressional hearing on Tuesday before the House global health panel chaired by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04).
The hearing will underscore how the quality of life for mother and child is dependent on the best possible medical care from the earliest stages of pregnancy through age two.
Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the global health subcommittee on the Foreign Affairs Committee; other members of the subcommittee; and witnesses:
- Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, U.S. Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
- Kent Hill, Senior Vice President of International Programs, World Vision
- Dr. Henry Perry, M.D., Ph.D., Sr. Associate, Dept. of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University
- Carolyn Wetzel Chen, Chief Grant Development Officer, Food for the Hungry
- Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., Chair, Integral Economic Development Management Program, Catholic University of America
What: “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition”
When: Tuesday, March 25 @ 1:30 p.m.
Where: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building on the first floor.