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- DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016Though 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016The link between malnutrition and poor health among elementary school children and absenteeism, early dropout and poor classroom performance as well as the effectiveness of school-based nutrition and health interventions in improving school performance are well-established in the literature. Thus, the Department of Education has been conducting conditional food transfer programs since 1997.DocumentPLoS ONE, 2015South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and post-conflict political instability.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2015In recent years, the discourse around nutrition has, at a global level, gained major political momentum.Document
Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implicationsBMC Nutrition, 2016Anthropometric 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 assess acute malnutrition prevalence. However, there are reports from several countries that the two criteria identify different children.Document2016Acute 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 potential role of stigma as a barrier to accessing CMAM.Document2015This report presents six country case studies – from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, the Philippines and the UK. It identifies the key elements of global and national organisations’ activities that have successfully influenced political commitment to breastfeeding. And it presents key barriers and gaps.DocumentThe Lancet, 2016This is a Lancet Series on Breastfeeding published on January 28, 2016.DocumentThe Lancet, 2016Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. Multifactorial determinants of breastfeeding need supportive measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and health-care services to enable women to breastfeed.DocumentThe Lancet, 2016The importance of breastfeeding in low-income and middle-income countries is well recognised, but less consensus exists about its importance in high-income countries. In low-income and middle-income countries, only 37% of children younger than 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.