Upstate partners with Enspice Children’s Foundation to address nutritional needs of young victims of natural disasters

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The Center for Global Health & Translational Science (CGHTS) at Upstate Medical University is embarking on a partnership with ENSPICE Children’s Foundation (ECF), an international foundation that is addressing nutritional needs of children brought on by disasters.

ECF provides comprehensive micronutrient fortification and dietary diversification programs into homes, schools, orphanages, hospitals, refugee camps and areas of devastation following natural disasters.

Leading Upstate’s effort is Mark Polhemus, MD, director of Upstate’s CGHTS. Currently he, along with Peter M. Fitzpatrick, the Delbarton School in Morristown N.J., is working in conjunction with ECF on field studies that include interviewing disaster victims on the effectiveness of a proposed ECF dietary supplement and micronutrient product to meet the required dietary allowance of nutrients for disaster victims in Ecuador, Haiti, and Africa. As part of the study, the researchers would also evaluate how best to package and deliver the product to victims.

Please click the title to read the entire article written by Doretta Royer on March 23, 2017.