N. Rao / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
There has been considerable attention to women’s work in nutritional studies, given women’s central role in child-bearing, child-care and child-rearing. Similarly, employment data indicates women’s high work-participation in agriculture – a phenomenon commonly known as the feminisation of agriculture, albeit as labourers and unpaid family workers, rather than independent cultivators.
E. Cavatorta, B. Shankar, A. Flores-Martinez / Elsevier, 2015
What drives the large disparities in height-for-age distributions among Indian states - variation in observed nutrition-related endowments, such as wealth or maternal education, or differential strengths of relationships across states between endowments and height-for-age?
This study, conducted in five rural districts in Afghanistan, used qualitative methods to explore traditional practices of women, families and communities related to maternal and newborn care, and sociocultural and health system issues that create access barriers.
Northern Uganda suffered 20 years of conflict which devastated lives and the health system. Since 2006, there has been investment in reconstruction, which includes efforts to rebuild the health workforce.
B. McPake / BMC Health Research Policy and Systems, 2015
Ebola seems to be a particular risk in conflict affected contexts. All three of the countries most affected by the 2014-15 outbreak have a complex conflict-affected recent history. Other major outbreaks in the recent past, in Northern Uganda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo are similarly afflicted although outbreaks have also occurred in stable settings.