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Project Peanut Butter: Science and the Good Samaritan Take On World Hunger

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Mark Manary, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine; Senior Lecturer in Pediatrics, Medical College of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

What if you could save the world’s most impoverished and malnourished children with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients? Across the globe, nearly 20 million children under five suffer from severe acute malnutrition; more than 1 million die every year. In 2001, Washington University pediatrics professor, Dr. Mark Manary, launched the Peanut Butter Project in Malawi, Africa, and revolutionized the feeding protocol of young children suffering from severe malnutrition. With an astounding 95 percent recovery rate, his community-based treatment stands in stark contrast to the previously offered formulas provided in germ-infested, over-crowded Nutritional Rehabilitation Units that children were traditionally taken to when ill from malnutrition. You won’t want to miss hearing from the scientist who combined the power of science with the humanity of the biblical Good Samaritan to save the world’s starving children.

Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, George Washington Carver, November 29, 2008 – March 1, 2009. Traveling Carver Exhibition created by The Field Museum, Chicago, in collaboration with Tuskegee University and the National Park Service.

For Project Peanut Butter details go to:
http://www.projectpeanutbutter.org

To be held at the Missouri History Museum
Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Parking free in Museum lot or in Forest Park.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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