Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition sensitive development, Nutrition in India
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- DocumentCLTS Foundation, 2014The world remains off track to meet the sanitation MDG target. The key culprit for this is India. Against the global open defecation rate of 15%, in India over 50% of its 1.2 billion population continue to defecate in the open everyday. However, even in this dismal scenario, there are beacons of hope.DocumentFuture Agricultures Consortium, 2014In recent years, three of the largest emerging powers, Brazil, China and India, have all brought about incredible agricultural revolutions and seeds have played a big part in that story. Nowadays, their seed markets are all within the world’s top ten in terms of value and their companies are eager to expand into new markets, particularly in Africa.DocumentSocial Science and Medicine, 2008Iron deficiency is a widespread nutrition and health problem in developing countries, causing impairments in physical activity and cognitive development, as well as maternal mortality. Although food fortification and supplementation programmes have been effective in some countries, their overall success remains limited.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2009Valsad district, in the state of Gujarat, undertook a process to synchronise the administration, jurisdiction and function of Health department and the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS). Synchronisation refers to the act of working together, so that the co-operation of different entities leads to a more fruitful outcome than would be possible individually.Document
Evaluating the impact of supplying double fortified salt through the public distribution system (PDS) on anemia in Bihar, IndiaInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Out of the 2 billion people suffering from anemia worldwide, about half of these cases are traceable to Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) (WHO, 2007). In India 24% of men and 56% of women are anemic (National Family Health Survey, 2005-06). IDA has been associated with low productivity in adults and cognitive and physical stunting among children.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Food security policies in developing countries generally focus on calorie intake, which is not sufficient to tackle the triple burden of malnutrition: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition. Consumption of a diverse diet is important to lessen the burden and is constrained by different factors.Document
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 reviewBMC Public Health, 2013About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Nutrition security has acquired a sense of urgency in the wake of dramatic surge in food prices since 2005, the ensuing economic crisis and the stubbornly high food inflation rates. These concerns dovetail with the recent renewed emphasis on pro-poor agricultural policies aimed at improving food production and marketing systems and policy measures to augment access to food for the poor.Document
Effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on Malnutrition of Infants in Rajasthan, India: A Mixed Methods StudyPLoS ONE, 2012This paper aims to analyse the effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), a wage-foremployment policy of the Indian Government, on infant malnutrition and delineate the pathways through which MGNREGA affects infant malnutrition.Document
Mapping of nutrition teaching and training initiatives in India: the need for Public Health NutritionPublic Health Nutrition, 2012This paper is a situational analysis of Public Health Nutrition (PHN) across India, mapping teaching and training initiatives. The analysis was conducted using a combination of Internet search, telephone calls as well as interviews with experts. Information collected was pooled and tabulated using a snowball approach.