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Engaging fathers and grandmothers to improve maternal and child dietary practices: Planning a community-based study in western Kenya
F. Thuita / African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 2015
Fathers and grandmothers are key family influencers who have an impact on maternal and child health. This paper describes the planning, design, and implementation of a four -phased evaluation study on the impact of engaging fat...
How to strengthen an Infant and Young Child Feeding programme in northern Nigeria
Operational Research and Impact Evaluation 2015
This summary highlights findings and recommendations from operations research into how to strengthen the implementation of an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme and to motivate behaviour change to improve IYCF practices i...
Maternal willingness to pay for infant and young child nutrition counseling services in Vietnam
P.H. Nguyen; M.V. Hoang; N. Hajeebhoy / Global Health Action 2015
The research in this article aims to estimate maternal willingness to pay (WTP) for nutrition counseling services and to examine potential factors associated with their WTP. Data were drawn from an impact evaluation survey of 2...
How to strengthen the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme in Northern Nigeria
Operational Research and Impact Evaluation 2015
This report presents findings from the operations research (OR) study which was conducted to strengthen the Infant and Young Child Feeding (ITCF) programme, in northern Nigeria .The work was a collaborative project between the London ...
Focus on families and culture: a guide for conducting a participatory assessment on maternal and child nutrition
J. Aubel; A. Rychtarik / US Agency for International Development 2015
This guide is a user-friendly guide for programme managers and planners for conducting a Maternal Child Health and Nutrition assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence.  The guide introduces a holistic, or...
Malnutrition in Zambia. ‘Quick wins’ for government in 12-18 months
Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance 2014
Malnutrition in Zambia stands at embarrassingly high levels for a middle-income country, and the persistent rates are undermining social development and national economic growth. This briefing outlines five major prob...
Barriers to Infant and Child-feeding Practices: A Qualitative Study of Primary Caregivers in Rural Uganda
J. Nankumbi; J.K. Muliira / Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers to the use of appropriate infant and young childfeeding practices by primary caregivers living in a rural Ugandan district. A community-based qualitative design and focus gr...
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review
BMC Public Health 2013
About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition. According to an estimate, 19.4% of children <5 years of age in developing countries were underweight (weight for-age Z score <5...
A Micronutrient Powder with Low Doses of Highly Absorbable Iron and Zinc Reduces Iron and Zinc Deficiency and Improves Weight-For-Age Z-Scores in South African Children
B. Troesch; M.E van Stujivenberg; C.M. Smuts / Journal of Nutrition 2011
Micronutrient powders (MNP) are often added to complementary foods high in inhibitors of iron and zinc absorption. Most MNP therefore include high amounts of iron and zinc, but it is no longer recommended in malarial areas to use unta...
Nutrition of children and women in Bangladesh: trends and directions for the future
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2012
Although child and maternal malnutrition has been reduced in Bangladesh, the prevalence of underweight (weight-for-age z-score <-2) among children aged less than five years is still high (41%). Nearly one-third of women are underno...
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