Derrick B. Jelliffe

Wihuri International Prize 1979

Derrick B. Jelliffe
Nutrition

Born 20 January 1921 in Rochester, England
Died 17 March 1992

Studied in London and in the United States
MB 1943, MD, FRCP, FAAP, FAPHA
Professor of Pediatrics in Universities of the West Indies, Calcutta and East Africa (Makerere University) 1959–1966
Professor of Community Nutrition, University of the West Indies
Director Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Jamaica 1966–1972
Head, Division of Population and Family Health 1972–1990
Professor of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, UCLA Los Angeles 1972–1991
Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Pediatrics, UCLA 1991–1992
Courses in maternal and child nutrition, nutritional assessment, the public health significance of human lactation, refugee health programs, and advances in international maternal and child health

President, Association of Pediatrics of India, 1955
President, Association of Physicians of East Africa, 1966

Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Uppsala University 1981

Books

  • 21 books and approximately 300 papers about maternal and child health and nutrition in developing countries.

Editor and founder

  • Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1955–1992
  • WHO Expert Panel on Nutrition 1964–1992

Chairman

  • Committee on ”The Significance of colostrum” 1990–1993

Consultant

  • USAID, UNICEF, WHO, PAHO, INCS etc.

Rosen von Rosenstein Medal (Swedish Pediatric Society), 1969
Gopalan Orator and Medal (Indian Society of Nutrition), 1976
Inauguration of Derrick B. Jelliffe Lectureship (Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dieticians), 1979
The Lifetime achievement award, International Health Section, American Public Health Association, Washington DC, 1992

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