Joint WHO-Wellcome Trust Nutrition Research meeting

11 October, 2018

Dear colleagues,

You may be interested to watch some of the live sessions and also interact with participants of a joint WHO-Wellcome Trust meeting looking at future issues in nutrition related research. Please see some information below.

The meeting is looking at two themes across the life course - muscle and the microbiome - that have relevance for children and adults in the middle and later years of life. For example, children with wasting struggle to recover muscle, adults who are obese are often deficient in muscle bulk and the elderly struggle to retain or recover muscle after illness. And often as child health practitioners, we are more familiar with simple weight gain than consider body composition.

Best wishes



Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health

A Joint Wellcome Trust - WHO consultation

15-17 October 2018, London

Across the world, throughout all our lives, good nutrition is the foundation of health - and poor nutrition is a threat.

To invigorate nutrition science, WHO and the Wellcome Trust are bringing together the expertise of world-leading, multidisciplinary scientists and dynamic early-career researchers for a meeting to discuss major nutritional health challenges, identify the most critical knowledge gaps and explore opportunities to link researchers from different disciplines to stimulate new, cutting-edge research to improve lifelong health outcomes.

Main presentations will be streamed live and others will be made available later.

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For more information, see:

Nigel Rollins MD FRCPCh

Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

World Health Organization

Avenue Appia 20

CH-1211 Geneva 27


Tel. +41 22 791 4624

Mob. +41 79 5090646

CHIFA profile: Nigel Rollins joined the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO in July 2008. His work focuses primarily implementation research and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through infant feeding. He is also involved with broader paediatric issues including health systems research and severe malnutrition. He works at the WHO Head Quarters in Geneva. rollinsn AT