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- DocumentEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2012Prenatal Iron Supplementation (PIS) has a paramount contribution for reducing maternal mortality. The coverage and compliance in Ethiopia is 17.3 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively. The aim of this study is to determine the coverage of and adherence to prenatal IFS (Iron Folic acid Supplementation) and to identify factors affecting utilization of the service.Document
Assessment of status of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practice, policy and programs: achievements and gaps in EthiopiaEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2013Breastfeeding is universal in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey indicates that only 52 per cent of children under six months are exclusively breastfed despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for up to the first six months of life.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2014Malnutrition affects one in two people on the planet. Of these, 165 million children under the age of five are estimated to be stunted (i.e. low height for age). Two billion people are estimated to be deficient in one or more micronutrients. Nearly 1.5 billion people are estimated to be overweight and over 500 million to be obese.DocumentPan American Health Organization, 2014The objective of this study is to characterize feeding practices in a community in the Peruvian Amazon and to consider how this information could be used to strengthen programmes and policies designed to improve nutrition and reduce child malnutrition in vulnerable communities.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2012This UNICEF publication presents the results of the 2010-2011 assessment of key actions for comprehensive infant and young child feeding programmes in 65 countries.Document
Introducing infant and young child feeding indicators into national nutrition surveillance systems: lessons from Vietnam2013A comprehensive set of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators for international use was published in 2008. We describe the process followed to incorporate these indicators into Vietnam’s National Nutrition Surveillance System (NNSS).Document
Developing evidence-based advocacy and policy change strategies to protect, promote, and support infant and young child feedingFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2013The objective of this research is to develop evidence-based advocacy strategies in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to enable policy change and to increase investments in and ensure scale-up and sustainability of IYCF programs.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2014This report provides a picture of where we stand and what we have learned so far about maternity and paternity rights across the world.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2013This report is a call to action for the world to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding and for a commitment to support mothers to breastfeed their babies, especially in the poorest communities in the poorest countries.Document
Nutritional enhancement of Ghanaian weaning foods using the orange flesh sweet potato (Ipomea Batatas)African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2014Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a public health problem in Ghana. Research on the orange flesh sweet potato root has been given prominence because of its high β-carotene content as a means to enhance the nutritive value and vitamin A content of the traditional diets of Ghanaian children as a long-term intervention towards combating VAD.