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- Effect of routine iron supplementation with or without folic acid on anemia during pregnancy
- M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
- Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also...
- Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countries
- A Imdad; M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
- Given the recognised benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the prevalence of EBF is ...
- Impact of public spending on health and education of children in India: A Panel data simultaneous equation model
- R. Bhakta / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
- The basic objective of this study is to examine the impact of public expenditure on health and education after incorporating the linkages between health status of children and their educational achievements in India. The study has dev...
- Measures, spatial profile and determinants of dietary diversity: evidence from India
- M. Das / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
- Food security policies in developing countries generally focus on calorie intake, which is not sufficient to tackle the triple burden of malnutrition: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition. Consumption of a d...
- The ignominy of low birth weight in South Asia
- Z.A Bhutta / Indian Pediatrics, 2012
- Although estimates vary, it is recognised that more than 20 million infants worldwide, representing 16% of all births in developing countries, are born with low birth weight (LBW). The vast majority, over 95%, of these births are in d...
- Prevalence and correlates of childhood obesity in suburban area of Odisha: a cross sectional study
- S. Pati; S. Swain; A.S. Chauhan; M.A. Hussain / Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
- Developed countries are under the clutch of obesity, which is slowly inching towards developing countries. Thirty five million children in developing countries were estimated to be either overweight or obese and more than ninety milli...
- Type of vegetarian diet, obesity and diabetes in adult Indian population
- S. Agrawal; C.J. Millett; P.K. Dhillon; S.V. Subramanian; S. Ebrahim / Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
- India is experiencing an alarming increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. The resulting morbidity, economic costs, reduced quality of life, and risk for complications make preventive strategies imperative. The contribution of t...
- Nutritional profile of Indian vegetarian diets – the Indian Migration Study (IMS)
- Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
- In response to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a reduced intake of fat, sugar and salt, and a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts, while mai...
- Iron status of pregnant Indian women from an area of active iron supplementation
- Public Health Foundation of India, 2013
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 41.8% of pregnant women worldwide have anemia and about half of these women have iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). IDA continues to be a major public health challenge globally and is one of...
- Averting obesity and type 2 diabetes in India through sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: an economic-epidemiologic modeling study
- Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
- Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is established as a major risk factor for overweight and obesity, as well as an array of cardio-metabolic conditions, especially type 2 diabetes. The individual risk of type 2 diabetes attrib...
- Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor (IndMedica)
- It is Indmedica's philosophy that all health and medical related information should be freely viewable and accessible by all, healthcare professionals and the public alike, in the hope of improving awareness,the standard level of health and ultimately improving the the lives of people all around India, and even the world. In line with this philosophy, its goal is to bring as much inform...
- Indian Pediatrics
- The general objective of Indian Pediatrics is " To promote the science and practice of Pediatrics." An important guiding principle has been the simultaneous need to inform, educate and entertain the target audience . The specific key objectives are: 1. To publish original, relevant, well researched peer reviewed articles on issues related to child health. 2. To provide contin...
- Journal of Human Ecology (JHE)
- The Journal of Human Ecology (J Hum Ecol) is a peer reviewed, internationally circulated journal. It publishes reports of original research, theoretical articles and timely reviews, and brief communications in the interdisciplinary field of Human Ecology. The Journal serves as a forum for social and life scientists and health professionals. Especially those who share common interests in understand...
- Public Health Foundation of India
- The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, rese...
- Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP)
- The Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) is an initiative to explore and showcase India's success in meeting development challenges in terms of policy and practice. It supports evidence generation and uptake on global and national policy issues. The aim of the programme is to design, support and supervise the implementation of evidence generation and its uptake thereby meeting the key KPP objecti...
- Knowledge x-change on Sustainable Development (KxSD)
- As sustainable development has wide implications, it is important to draw lessons from the vast amount of available information in understanding and capturing ground realities in the various issues related to the sector. Exchange of ideas and knowledge would help identify and understand knowledge gaps in various areas in order to effectively achieve the intended goals of sustainability....
- World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
- The WBTi is a flagship programme of IBFAN Asia that initiates a participatory assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the 10 areas of policies and programmes meant for implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
- Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI)
- Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) is an international foundation with the vision to improve child health and nutrition of all children in low and middle income countries through research that informs health policy and practice.
- Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC)
- Indian urban health network
- Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India (AMCHSS)
- Indian centre for research and training on public health