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Dr. Isatou Jallow

Chief, Gender, Mother and Child Health Service, Policy Strategy and Programme Support Division, UN World Food Programme, Rome

Dr. Jallow is a nutritionist with 18 years of experience from working on nutrition in The Gambia. She has suceeded during this period to move nutrition high on the development agenda of the country. Executive Director of the National Nutrition Agency under the Office of the Vice President where she coordinated the transformation of a nutrition unit.

Jallow is currently a member of the International Baby Food Action Network, Africa Advisory Committee and the Sub-Saharan Africa regional Design Team for the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology. She is a former member of the 2020 Africa Conference Advisory Committee on "Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020" coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and hosted by the Government of Uganda.

Keynote address 2006 powerpoint slides.




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