Ellen Piwoz is a senior program officer in nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work focuses on data, analytics and evidence to improve nutrition for women and girls globally. She manages a diverse portfolio of grants, including research on healthy birth, growth and development; testing models to achieve change at scale for breast-feeding and complementary feeding; generating evidence for advocacy; and supporting the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
What do we need to do to make breast-feeding — which can save over 800,000 lives per year — work for women and their children, no matter where they live or what they do? A guest commentary by Ellen Piwoz, senior program officer in nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.