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Cesar Victora, MD, PhD

  • Speaker Type: ABM Conference 2016
  • Country: Brazil
Biography:

Cesar G. Victora MD is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, where he works since 1977. He has honorary appointments at Harvard, Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has conducted extensive research in maternal and child health and nutrition, long-term birth cohort studies, inequalities in health, and on the evaluation of the impact of major global health programs. In the 1980's, he was the first researcher to show the protective effect of exclusive breastfeeding against infant mortality, and one of the leaders of the creation of the World Health Child Growth Standards based on breastfed infants. He is one of the founding members of the “Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health” initiative aimed at monitoring the Millennium Development Goals. In Pelotas, he coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health, where he carries out cohort studies as well as global reviews of levels and trends of inequalities in maternal and child health. He has over 650 peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including The Lancet. He was President of the International Epidemiological Association (2011-14).

CE Library Presentation(s) Available Online:
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Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"
I discussed how the research on breastfeeding carried out at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) has helped shape global policies on the recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, the use of child growth standards based on breastfed children, and the harmful long-term consequences of artificial feeding.
Presentations: 22  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"
I discussed how the research on breastfeeding carried out at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) has helped shape global policies on the recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, the use of child growth standards based on breastfed children, and the harmful long-term consequences of artificial feeding.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation