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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Members of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally: A Synthesis of Nine Global Workshops Exploring Evidence-Based, Strategic Investments in Young Children. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24772.
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Appendix B

Members of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Cochair

SickKids Center for Global Child Health Aga Khan University

J. Lawrence Aber

New York University

Amina Abubakar

Lancaster University

Lola Adedokun

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Constanza Alarcón

Fundación Alpina

Nicole Behnam

U.S. Department of State

Raquel Bernal

Universidad de los Andes

Pia Rebello Britto

UNICEF

Tracy Costigan

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Pamela Y. Collins

U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Gary Darmstadt

Stanford University School of Medicine

Angela Diaz

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ann Masten, Cochair

University of Minnesota

Rana Hajjeh

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jody Heymann

University of California, Los Angeles

Gillian Huebner

Maestral International

Venita Kaul

Ambedkar University, Delhi

Sarah Klaus

Open Society Foundations

Vesna Kutlesic

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Albert Lee

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Joan Lombardi

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Florencia Lopez Boo

Inter-American Development Bank

Stephen Lye

Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Members of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally: A Synthesis of Nine Global Workshops Exploring Evidence-Based, Strategic Investments in Young Children. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24772.
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Kofi Marfo

Aga Khan University

Mark Miller

Fogarty International Center, U.S. National Institutes of Health

Helia Molina Milman

University de Santiago de Chile

Former Minister of Health, Chile

Taryn Morrissey

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chloe O’Gara

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Ariel Pablos-Méndez

U.S. Agency for International Development

Janna Patterson

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Alan Pence

University of Victoria

Ruth Perou

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cheryl Polk

HighScope Educational Research Foundation

Eduardo de Campos Queiroz

Fundação Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal

Jose Saavedra

Nestlé Nutrition

Lorraine Sherr

University College London

Andy Shih

Autism Speaks

Karlee Silver

Grand Challenges Canada

Simon Sommer

Jacobs Foundation

Rebecca Stoltzfus

Cornell University

Taha E. Taha

Johns Hopkins University

Linda Ulqini

Aga Khan Foundation

Susan Walker

University of the West Indies

Sara Watson

Council for a Strong America

Amalia Waxman

Independent Consultant

Kelly S. Willis

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Quentin Wodon

World Bank

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

New York University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Members of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally: A Synthesis of Nine Global Workshops Exploring Evidence-Based, Strategic Investments in Young Children. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24772.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Members of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally: A Synthesis of Nine Global Workshops Exploring Evidence-Based, Strategic Investments in Young Children. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24772.
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Focusing on young children in a global context is an approach to end the cycle of poverty and improve the well-being of nations. Improving well-being necessarily begins with core elements such as health, education, nutrition, and social protection; many efforts to improve child development in the first decade of life focus on areas to meet young children’s basic needs. Young children living in low-resourced settings are vulnerable to developmental and educational risk factors, such as stunting and undernutrition, disease, caregiver depression, lack of access to quality preprimary and primary education, disabilities, poverty, and societal and familial violence. While each of these areas is important for children’s growth and development, there are potential increased benefits from integrated programs and coordinated policies that address more than one of these areas simultaneously, particularly for children living in low-resourced communities. An integrated and coordinated “all system” approach may be the best way to guarantee that children will have the prerequisites for healthy development.

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally was established with the goal of integrating knowledge with action in regions around the world to inform evidence-based, strategic investments in young children, birth through age 8. The forum held nine workshops across five continents over 3 years. The goal was to learn from experiences in multiple regions and engage in culturally embedded dialogue. This publication summarizes the key themes from the presentations and discussions of the workshops.

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