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Global Breastfeeding



_breastfeeding is run by Ted Greiner, currently Professor of Nutrition at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He was Associate Professor of International Child Health at Uppsala University, where he worked for 19 years. He was nutrition and infant feeding advisor to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and consulted in nutrition for 14 years for the World Bank. He has written two books for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation: FAO and ILSI. Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition: Guide to Food-based Approaches, a Manual for Programme Managers and Why Policy Makers Should Give Priority to Food-based Strategies. Washington DC: ILSI, 1997 (Authors: Ted Greiner, Venkatesh Mannar, Peggy Parlato) and Almroth S and Greiner T. The economic value of breastfeeding. Rome: FAO Food and Nutrition Paper No. 11, 1979; published in English and French. He and his students have done community-based research in low-income countries, including randomized controlled trials, on vitamin A, iron and iodine deficiency and on obesity. Most of this has been practical, often program-oriented. He has lived for some years in Yemen, where his PhD research consisted of planning, running and evaluating a successful breastfeeding promotion project. He has been involved in capacity building for several years each in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Zambia and in promoting and evaluating large-scale nutrition programs in India and Bangladesh. He has worked on research and advocacy on rice fortification in India, China, Brazil and Colombia. He has worked on research and advocacy on HIV and infant feeding both internationally and in Kenya, Rwanda, and Cote d'Ivoire. He has two sons, each breast-fed for 3.5 years (exclusively for 5.5-6 months). His wife, Denise Arcoverde, is also an expert in breastfeeding, running a community-based breastfeeding promotion project in the slums of Recife Brazil (Origem) for 15 years.