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Leland Fellow

Lindsey Horton

6th Class, 2011-2013

Field Placement: World Food Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lindsey Horton worked with WFP Cambodia’s Monitoring and Evaluation and Programmatic Teams. She was involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of WFP’s Maternal and Child Health, Food for Work, and School Meals programs. Her work focused primarily on a joint initiative among WFP, UNICEF, WHO and Cambodian government’s National Nutrition Program to use a community based approach to manage acute malnutrition through existing health care systems. She also helped to collect and report data on food prices and other critical information that enable WFP to respond quickly in emergency situations. During massive flooding in Cambodia in late 2011, Lindsey also worked to conduct flood assessments of where aid was most needed.  Read Lindsey’s article on the effect of the floods on food security in Cambodia.

Policy Placement: World Food Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lindsey served as a Health and Nutrition Program Officer with World Food Program Cambodia. She managed the daily operations of WFP’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) blanket supplementary feeding program and the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition pilot project. Lindsey ran the HIV program by advocating for the development of HIV nutrition policy amongst development partners and the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). Additionally, she explored alternative MCH models that would more closely align with the RGC’s national policy, including cash transfers, vouchers, and multiple micronutrient powders.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Lindsey Horton served as a Community Health Advisor with Peace Corps Response and UNICEF in Liberia, where she oversaw the operation of in-patient and out-patient treatment of acute malnutrition for Liberians and Ivorian refugees. Lindsey received a dual Master’s degree in Public Health and Social Work with a specialization in social and economic development from Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, Lindsey worked for University Research Co. in Cambodia to develop part of a Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Round 10 proposal and conducted an evaluation of Helen Keller International’s Homestead Food Production program. She went on to explore the use of soy based products in school-feeding programs on a program development team at Meds & Food for Kids before serving as an Education and Community Outreach Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Thailand.