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Nutritional improvement for children in urban Chile and Kenya
P. Pridmore / Department for International Development, UK 2014
Since 2010, the NICK study has sought to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce urban malnutrition in young children by facilitating intersectoral actions to change the social determinants. In urban Kenya chronic stunting...
Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-Level Analysis for India
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain. This study...
Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implications
E. Grellety; M. Golden / BMC Nutrition 2016
Anthropometric surveys of children are used to assess the nutritional status of a population. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that either mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) or weight-for-height Z-scores (WHZ) are used to as...
Stigma as a barrier to treatment for child acute malnutrition in Marsabit County, Kenya
J.R. Bliss; M. Njenga; R.J. Stoltzfus 2016
Acute malnutrition affects millions of children each year, yet global coverage of life-saving treatment through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is estimated to be below 15%. This study investigated the pote...
The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: A Case Study in Tanzania
M. Maestre; E. Robinson; J. Humphrey / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES] 2014
This case study of a Tanzanian food processing business analyses the potential of mid-sized businesses to contribute to tackling undernutrition. Particularly among young children and pregnant mothers, undernutrition has lifelong...
Researchers from Ahmadu Bello University receive grant for research on long-term outcomes of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme
Operational Research and Impact Evaluation 2015
Every year about one million children under five years of age die in Nigeria. Malnutrition contributes to nearly half of these deaths. The Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme is recogn...
Setting the scene: An overview of issues related to policies and programs for moderate and severe acute malnutrition
Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) 2015
Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) continue to exist at unacceptably high levels. There is a renewed momentum to dramatically improve nutritional status and decrease rates of malnutrition of all kind...
Rapid analysis of previous famines
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
This HEART helpdesk provides a rapid analysis of famines since 1980. It is divided into three sections: The first section is focused on presenting data on previous famines, after a brief discussion on famine clas...
Assessment of Under Nutrition of Bangladeshi Adults Using Anthropometry: Can Body Mass Index Be Replaced by Mid-Upper-Arm-Circumference?
T. Sultana; M.N Karim; M.I. Hossain / PLoS ONE 2015
Body-mass-index (BMI) is widely accepted as an indicator of nutritional status in adults. Mid-upper-arm-circumference (MUAC) is another anthropometric-measure used primarily among children. The present study attempted to evaluate the ...
How to strengthen the CMAM programme in Northern Nigeria and reduce rates of programme defaulting
Operational Research and Impact Evaluation 2015
This report presents findings from the operations research (OR) study which was conducted to identify barriers to attendance of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Weeks programme (MNCHW), in two states of northern Nigeria – ...

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