Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Ellen Piwoz

Title Senior Program Officer, Nutrition
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ellen Piwoz is a Senior Program Officer, in the Nutrition Division of Global Development Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She joined the foundation in March 2007. Her work is predominantly focused on research and innovative strategies to improve nutrition in women, infants, and young children. Dr. Piwoz manages grants that span several Nutrition Strategy Initiatives, including research activities on maternal nutrition and healthy birth, growth, and development; developing and testing new products.

Posts By Ellen Piwoz

World Breastfeeding Week: Looking Beyond 2015

This week, mothers and advocates across the world – from Singapore to Tennessee – are taking action to promote and celebrate the extraordinary benefits of breastfeeding as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

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Listen to the Talking Baby: Breastfeeding is a Smart Idea

As children fare, so do nations. An investment in the well-being, health, and development of children today will be reflected in the health and development of their communities and nations. A smart investment in the future saves lives, saves money, and can be scaled up to reach children, wherever they are.

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Nourishing a Stronger Future

An investment in nutrition can improve the growth of children, nations and economies. Good nutrition, especially in during the 1,000 days of a mother’s pregnancy until her child turns two, gives children a healthy start at life.

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Family Health Check Up: Nutrition for a Healthy Start to Life

In partnership with organizations which work to improve nutrition for children in the poorest countries, we have seen some exciting achievements. Though many challenges remain, these events (and many others over the course of the year) reaffirm our strategic direction to focus our investments on healthy growth, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and control of selected micronutrient deficiencies.

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Born Too Small: The Weight of Newborn Health

Unfortunately, far too many babies are born too small, particularly in low-income countries. Prevalence of low birth weight is highest in South Asia, with sub-Saharan Africa a close second. And it’s not because of missing a second helping of lunch or dinner.

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