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Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

The integrated continuum of care that delivers tools and treatments to mothers and their infants at critical points, and to children in their first five years of life. Topics covered include: antenatal care; safe delivery; midwives and traditional birth attendants; post-partum care; newborn health and care; breastfeeding; child health.
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Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: a regression-decomposition approach
D. Headey; J. Hoddinott; S. Park / Global Food Security - journal 2017
Over the past two decades, many developing countries have made impressive progress in reducing undernutrition. In this paper, the authors explore potential explanations of this success by applying consistent statistical methods to mul...
Reducing child undernutrition: past drivers and priorities for the post-MDG era
L.C. Smith; L. Haddad / World Development 2017
Reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda in the post-MDG agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. In this paper, the authors use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries,...
A review of government programmes for women and children in India: implications for nutrition during the Thousand Day Period
S. Khandelwal; R. Dayal; S. Bhalla; T. Paul / The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014
The current Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN) statistics from India reflect poorly on the existing Government schemes. Experts recognize the conception of two year period (the first 1000 days) as a critical window of opportun...
Why worry about the politics of childhood undernutrition?
N. Nisbett; S. Gillespie; L. Haddad; J. Harris / World Development 2014
Undernutrition affects over 2 billion people; but most of the global policy focus has been on technical solutions rather than an understanding of nutrition politics. This paper reviews existing literature on nutrition politics and pol...
Maternal undernutrition and childbearing in adolescence and offspring growth and development: is adolescence a critical window for interventions against stunting?
L. Benny; P. Dornan; A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Maternal undernutrition and adolescent childbearing are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries and have harmful consequences for children. However, less is known on whether these implications persist throughout the offs...
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the pu...
The sooner the better but it’s never too late: the impact of nutrition at different periods of childhood on cognitive development
A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Although it has been argued that undernutrition and its consequences for child development are irreversible after the age of 2, the evidence in support of these hypotheses is inconclusive. This working paper investigates the i...
Child Under-weight and Agricultural Productivity in India: Implications for Public Provisioning and Women’s Agency
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Review of Radical Political Economics 2015
The well-known pathways that link agriculture to child nutrition are food, quality of food, and care of feeding. Further, agricultural productivity growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction and reduction in child undernutr...
Fragile Environment, Seasonality, and Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh
M. Mohsena; B. Chakraborty; M. Hossain; A.N. Mahfuzur Rahman; A. Bayes / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas. Recently, the issue of spatial distribution of undernutrition has emerged as a matter of concern as well, considering...
Impact of a peer-counseling intervention on breastfeeding practices in different socioeconomic strata: results from the equity analysis of the PROMISE-EBF trial in Uganda
K.T. Eide 2016
Background: Undernutrition is highly prevalent among infants in Uganda. Optimal infant feeding practices may improve nutritional status, health, and survival among children. Objective:  Our  study  evaluates&...
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Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: a regression-decomposition approach
D. Headey; J. Hoddinott; S. Park / Global Food Security - journal 2017
Over the past two decades, many developing countries have made impressive progress in reducing undernutrition. In this paper, the authors explore potential explanations of this success by applying consistent statistical methods to mul...
Reducing child undernutrition: past drivers and priorities for the post-MDG era
L.C. Smith; L. Haddad / World Development 2017
Reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda in the post-MDG agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. In this paper, the authors use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries,...
A review of government programmes for women and children in India: implications for nutrition during the Thousand Day Period
S. Khandelwal; R. Dayal; S. Bhalla; T. Paul / The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014
The current Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN) statistics from India reflect poorly on the existing Government schemes. Experts recognize the conception of two year period (the first 1000 days) as a critical window of opportun...
Why worry about the politics of childhood undernutrition?
N. Nisbett; S. Gillespie; L. Haddad; J. Harris / World Development 2014
Undernutrition affects over 2 billion people; but most of the global policy focus has been on technical solutions rather than an understanding of nutrition politics. This paper reviews existing literature on nutrition politics and pol...
Maternal undernutrition and childbearing in adolescence and offspring growth and development: is adolescence a critical window for interventions against stunting?
L. Benny; P. Dornan; A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Maternal undernutrition and adolescent childbearing are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries and have harmful consequences for children. However, less is known on whether these implications persist throughout the offs...
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the pu...
The sooner the better but it’s never too late: the impact of nutrition at different periods of childhood on cognitive development
A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Although it has been argued that undernutrition and its consequences for child development are irreversible after the age of 2, the evidence in support of these hypotheses is inconclusive. This working paper investigates the i...
Child Under-weight and Agricultural Productivity in India: Implications for Public Provisioning and Women’s Agency
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Review of Radical Political Economics 2015
The well-known pathways that link agriculture to child nutrition are food, quality of food, and care of feeding. Further, agricultural productivity growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction and reduction in child undernutr...
Fragile Environment, Seasonality, and Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh
M. Mohsena; B. Chakraborty; M. Hossain; A.N. Mahfuzur Rahman; A. Bayes / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas. Recently, the issue of spatial distribution of undernutrition has emerged as a matter of concern as well, considering...
Impact of a peer-counseling intervention on breastfeeding practices in different socioeconomic strata: results from the equity analysis of the PROMISE-EBF trial in Uganda
K.T. Eide 2016
Background: Undernutrition is highly prevalent among infants in Uganda. Optimal infant feeding practices may improve nutritional status, health, and survival among children. Objective:  Our  study  evaluates&...
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Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF)
The Government of Zanzibar have launched a new innovative Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme on Wednesday May 28 in collaboration with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) and Table for Two to feed over 5000 school children, whilst simultaneously supporting local smallholder farmers by sourcing their produce for the school meals.
FEMHealth
FEMHealth stands for 'fee exemption for maternal health care'. Focal countries for this work are Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali and Morocco. All have recently introduced national policies to reduce financial barriers for delivery or emergency obstetric care. The overall aims of the project are (1) to develop new methodological approaches for the evaluation of complex intervention...
Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative (Gml)
The Global mHealth Initiative operates as a transdisciplinary initiative that enables the University to focus its broad research talent on broad systems-based challenges of mHealth.
Women's Environment Network (WEN)
Women’s Environmental Network workd on the belief that women have the right to information to enable them to make fair choices, raising awareness on issues, especially those concerning women’s health and reproductive systems.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
WWDA addresses disability within a social model, which identifies the barriers and restrictions facing women with disabilities as the focus for reform.
Women and Children First (UK)
Advocacy and research organisation working to improve maternal and newborn health.
Countdown to 2015
The Countdown to 2015 Initiative tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality.It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps and proposes new actions to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. The Countdown Initiative is a supra-institu...
The Grandmother Project
The Grandmother Project (GMP) is an international development organisation working globally to improve the health and well being of women and children. Areas of focus: Maternal and child nutrition and health Early childhood development Water and sanitation Education Female genital mutilation...
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina (CPC, UNC)
The Carolina Population Center is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues. Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center extends its resources to path-breaking work across the US and in more than 85 other countries and makes its findings available to a global audience. A...
Towards 4+5 Research Programme Consortium
Towards 4+5 was a five year research programme  on maternal and newborn health. It aimed to support evidence based policy and practice for maternal and newborn health to facilitate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. Research concentrated in five developing countries. These are Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Nepal. It focu...
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