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Planning and costing for the acceleration of actions for nutrition: experiences of countries in the Movement for Scaling Up NutritionScaling Up Nutrition, 2014This report is a synthesis of work undertaken by countries in the movement for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). The costed nutrition plans for 20 countries are analysed, looking at the assumptions made, the priority areas and targets which were set and the methods used, to determine whether they are responsive to the identified needs.Document
Integrating severe acute malnutrition into the management of childhood diseases at community level in South SudanMalaria Consortium, 2013In an extremely resource-limited setting such as South Sudan, there is a double challenge: a high burden of childhood disease and death, coupled with limited healthcare services to treat these diseases. There is a clear association between under-nutrition and the leading diseases (malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia) causing deaths in children under five.Document
Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in urban informal settlements, Nairobi KenyaAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life for optimal growth, development and health. Breastfeeding should continue up to two years or more and nutritionally adequate, safe, and appropriately-fed complementary foods should be introduced at the age of six months to meet the evolving needs of the growing infant.Document
Effectiveness of personalised, home-based nutritional counselling on infant feeding practices, morbidity and nutritional outcomes among infants in Nairobi slums: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trialAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013Nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life (during pregnancy and the first two years) is critical for child growth and survival. Poor maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices are widely documented in Kenya, with potential detrimental effects on child growth and survival. This is particularly a problem in slums, where most urban residents live.DocumentConcern Worldwide, 2013Case study of scaling up the CMAM programmes in Malawi and the CMAM Advisory Service (CAS) project which was assigned to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate CMAM activities.DocumentOperational Research and Impact Evaluation, 2013This summary outlines the approach, key findings and conclusions of a review of literature, written by Richard Longhurst and Alex Cornelius, on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria, undertaken in 2012.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2013UNICEF’s 2009 report Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Nutrition drew attention to the impact of high levels of undernutrition on child survival, growth and development and their social and economic toll on nations.Document
Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on children's weight and size at 2 years of age in Nepal: follow-up of a double-blind randomised controlled trialThe Lancet, 2008This paper reports on the follow-up of a randomised controlled trial in Nepal. The trial studied 1200 women who received either iron and folic acid or a supplement that provided the recommended daily allowance of 15 vitamins and minerals, over the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. 917 children were assessed between December, 2005 and December, 2006 at a mean age of 2.5 years.Document
Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: a meta-analysis of effects on stillbirths and on early and late neonatal mortalityUnited Nations University, 2009Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income countries and may adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects on stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality of multiple micronutrient (MMN) compared with iron and folic acid (Fe + FA) supplementation during pregnancy in recent randomised controlled trials.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2012This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron and folic acid supplementation as a public health intervention for the purpose of improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing maternal anaemia in pregnancy.