Learning How to Support Local Healthcare Systems with Nutrition Education Programs

Speaker: Gardens for Health International

Gardens for Health International partners with health centers in Rwanda to integrate nutrition health education into the clinical treatment of chronic malnutrition. It also helps families improve their existing farms or establish home gardens through agricultural training. By doing that, Gardens for Health addresses malnutrition at its roots and takes steps towards greater food self-sufficiency.

A Rwandan farmer harvesting carrots at the Gardens for Health farm. Photo by Julie Carney / Gardens for Health International.

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About This Speaker

Key Info about the Speaker

Name: Gardens for Health International
Websitewww.gardensforhealth.org
Type: Nonprofit
Founded in: 2007
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Operates in: Rwanda

Watch This Video

Gardens for Health International. "Suzanne and Mukanoheri: A Gardens for Health Story." Youtube video. Posted by Gardens4Health, November 2015.

Who Will Be Your Interlocutor?

Name: Susi Neher
Title: US Operations Associate at Gardens for Health International
More: B.A., International Relations, African Studies, Boston University, 2016

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Learning Goals of the Videoconference

  • Explain how a community’s health depends on socioeconomic and cultural factors through the example of chronic malnutrition.
  • Compare the healthcare systems and facilities in a developed and developing countries through the example of the students’ country and Rwanda.
  • Examine strategies to reduce chronic malnutrition, comparing the economic and health efficacy of low-cost preventative measures through the example of nutrition education programs.
  • Examine how sustainable agriculture can provide solutions for social development through the example of locally-farmed, highly nutritious crops.
  • Identify the objectives, key programs, and accomplishments of a healthcare nonprofit whose mission is to integrate nutrition health education into the clinical treatment of chronic malnutrition.
  • Identify skills and strategies required to create effective change for a public health issue through social innovation.

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