Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition in Bangladesh
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- DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Diarrheal disease is one of the two leading killer diseases in the world. An estimated 2.2 million children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal disease each year. Most of these deaths are from middle- and low-income countries. Improvements in sanitation, water quality, and hygiene could reduce the burden of diarrheal diseases by about one-fourth.Document
Thirty-five years later: evaluating effects of a quasi-random child health and family planning programme in BangladeshInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Improving the health and nutrition of young children is important not only for immediate well-being, but also because it is believed to reduce poverty in the long-run through improved human capital. Many programs such as Head Start and Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs rely on this postulated link.DocumentFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the impacts of agriculture programs on nutrition outcomes. This paper assesses the emphasis of the literature on different agriculture–nutrition pathways in Bangladesh.DocumentMaximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition, 2015This literature review aims to identify, review and summarise existing research evidence on the determinants of undernutrition in children aged two years and below in Bangladesh. The review gathers available evidence on the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of child undernutrition in accordance with the UNICEF conceptual framework of malnutrition (1990).Document
Impact of climate related shocks and stresses on nutrition and food security in selected areas of rural BangladeshUnited Nations [UN] World Food Programme, 2015With a population over 156 million people, 80 percent of whom live in rural areas, and 70 percent of land area five meters or less above sea level, environmental hazards such as floods, cyclones, salt water intrusion and river erosion are expected to have massive destructive impacts in Bangladesh.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2015Policies and practice in Bangladesh need to have a greater focus on nutrition, at large scale and across different sectors, in order to accelerate progress on tackling the country’s substantial malnutrition burden of 41% stunting and 16% wasting across a population of 156.5 million. Social protection is a human right and a means for states to protect their most vulnerable citizens.Document
Assessment of Under Nutrition of Bangladeshi Adults Using Anthropometry: Can Body Mass Index Be Replaced by Mid-Upper-Arm-Circumference?PLoS ONE, 2015Body-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 use of MUAC as a simpler alternative to BMI cut-off <18.5 to detect adult undernutrition, and thus to suggest a suitable cut-off value.DocumentWorld Bank, 2015This report presents the findings of an operations research study conducted to assess the implementation of the Government of Bangladesh’s National Nutrition Services Program (NNS) and to identify the achievements, determine the bottlenecks that adversely impact these achievements, and highlight potential solutions to ensure smooth delivery of the program.Document
Is There an Enabling Environment for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture in South Asia? Stakeholder Perspectives from India, Bangladesh, and PakistanFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015Almost half of all children in South Asia are stunted. Although agriculture has the potential to be a strong driver of undernutrition reduction and serves as the main source of livelihood for over half of South Asia’s population, its potential to reduce undernutrition is currently not being realized.Document
Dual Burden of Underweight and Overweight among Women in Bangladesh: Patterns, Prevalence, and Sociodemographic CorrelatesJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2015The discourse of dual burden caused through underweight and overweight is well-documented globally but this issue and its connection with women’s health in Bangladesh is yet to be explored widely.