Seminar on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition – Updates on Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Malnutrition among pregnant women and young children has been a resurging issue to be addressed globally in the recent years. International platforms, countries and organizations are committed to planning interventions to prevent malnutrition during the first 1000 days from pregnancy to the first 2 years of the infant’s life, the critical period where malnutrition, especially undernutrition, results in irreversible physical and cognitive impairments that prevent children from achieving their full potential.

In particular, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar belong to the 20 countries identified with the highest burden of malnutrition, which constitutes to 80% of the world’s undernourished children. As such, this 1-day seminar on August 11, 2016 will continue to review current nutrition status of pregnant and lactating mothers, infants and young children as well as current programs and relevant practices in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. Topics such as complementary feeding and adolescent pregnancy will be addressed as well.


ILSI SEA Region 


The Program is available HERE.


Opening Session
Nutritional Requirements of Infant and Young Children in ASEAN: What Do We Know?
Emeritus Prof. Corazon Barba, University of Philippines Los Banos, Philippines

Session 1: Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar
Micronutrient Survey in Cambodia for Children Age under 5 Years and Women of Reproductive Age

Ms. Daream Sok, Department of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies and Quality Control (DFPTQ), Cambodia

Nutrition and Health status for Maternal, Infant and Young Child, and Government Response to Malnutrition in Lao PDR

Dr. Bounthom Phengdy, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR
Presentation Not Available

Session 2: Complementary Feeding and Strategies for Pre-term, Low Birth Weight and Stunted Children
Feeding Strategies for Pre-term and Low Birth Weight Infants
Dr. Jossie M. Rogacion, Philippine General Hospital, Philippines

Optimizing Nutrition in Stunted Children: Interventions and Practices
Prof. Umaporn Suthutvoravut, Mahidol University, Thailand

Complementary Feeding: Cultural Practices versus Scientific Evidence
Prof. Pattanee Winichagoon, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Complementary Feeding Practices in Cambodia/Baby Friendly Community Initiative
Dr. Mary Chea, Ministry of Health, Cambodia

Session 3: Strategies and Programs to Improve Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition in ASEAN
Compliance with WHO IYCF Indicators and Dietary Adequacy in 6-23 Months of Age: A Cross-Sectional Study in Malaysia
Emeritus Prof. Geok Lin Khor, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Presentation Not Available

Young Child Food-Based Dietary Guidelines Using Linear Programming: Application in Indonesia and Other Southeast Asian Countries
Dr. Umi Fahmida, SEAMEO RECFON, Indonesia
Presentation Not Available

Reducing Stunting in Vietnam – Addressing Basic and Underlying Causes of Malnutrition
Dr. Le Thi Hop, Vietnam Nutrition Association (VINUTAS), Vietnam

Opinion Leader Assessment on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices
Dr. Sengchanh Kounnavong, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR