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November 16, 2009 - Press Release
From A to Zinc: HKI Hailed for Innovative Programs

New York, NY – At two recent conferences on innovative malnutrition research organized by the Copenhagen Consensus Center, Helen Keller International’s programs to reduce malnutrition were awarded first prize by government officials, NGOs, researchers and private sector representatives.

On November 3, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya, HKI’s Shawn Baker, VP & Regional Director for Africa, was awarded the first prize of 25,000 Danish Kroners for groundbreaking research on his presentation: "Vitamin A supplementation for child survival in sub-Saharan Africa: successes, challenges and next steps".

On November 11, 2009 in New York City, HKI’s Shawn Baker, along with collaborators Kenneth H. Brown, Sonja Y. Hess and Stephen A. Vosti of the University of California, Davis, were awarded first prize for their paper on "Therapeutic Zinc Supplementation."


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