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Effects of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Childhood Developmen

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Executive Director Dr. Steve Lye is coauthor on this new publication: Effects of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Childhood Development: Short- and Long-Term Risks and Mitigating Program and Policy Actions
(May, 2020)


Adversities, Development & New Interventions

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Steve Lye was one of the main speakers at the “Adversities, Development & New Interventions” roundtable in Ottawa, March 2019. This ‘by invitation-only’ meeting was organized by CIFAR in partnership with AKFC and IDRC.


11th DOHaD World Congress

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Dr. Stephen Matthews, Director of Research of AHD and President of @Dohadcanada attended the 11th DOHaD World Congress in Melbourne (here with Hiro Hamada postdoc, University of Toronto). October, 2019.

COVID-19 and the path ahead

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Read #HeLTI-India co-PI K. Kumaran et al article about how India needs to blend acute disaster management strategies with longer-term public health measures: COVID-19 and the path ahead. Learn more about HeLTI: helti-net.org


A good start in life in times of the Corona pandemic

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Read Dr. Tessa Roseboom, ambassador of Promising Start Program, Netherlands and Prof. @UvA_Amsterdam blog:

A good start in life in times of the Corona pandemic: how the current pandemic affects parents and their children. Not only stress & anxiety are contagious, but so are creativity and solidarity (April 2020).


1st Cuba -Canada Maternal-Child Symposium

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The 1st Cuba -Canada Maternal-Child Symposium took place in Cuba from March 22-25, 2019. The conference was organized by Dr. Yeneir Vera, Research Associate, AHD. 7 professors from Canada and 1 professor from the Netherlands participated. The event was attended by more than 70 physicians and researchers from Cuba, including the Head of the National Mother Infant Program and the Presidents of the National Obstetric Society, National Paediatric Society and National Genetic Society among others.


World Obesity Day

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March 4, 2020: #WorldObesityDay! Learn more about what HeLTI research is doing to help prevent childhood weight gain and obesity (among many other things!): sinaihealth.ca/news/global-st


HeLTI Council & Research Council team visited B-Matakere

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HeLTI Council & Research Council team visited B-Matakere (60km from Mysore). They had an opportunity to interact with key members of local government tribal leaders, staff of the government health facility, students and teachers to understand the facilities available and the functioning of the society in a typical rural setting (Dec, 2019).


HeLTI Council & Research Council team visited B-Matakere

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HeLTI Council & Research Council team visited B-Matakere (60km from Mysore). They had an opportunity to interact with key members of local government tribal leaders, staff of the government health facility, students and teachers to understand the facilities available and the functioning of the society in a typical rural setting.


HeLTI SA: lack of exercise, lack of fresh food

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