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    Joint statement on community-based management of severe acute malnutrition

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2007
    This joint statement, issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Program (WFP), the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) and UNICEF, discusses how identification and treatment of severe acute malnutrition can be done in the community for children with uncomplicated forms of the condition.
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    Managing severe acute malnutrition in children

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007
    Between one and two million children die each year around the world from wasting, or severe acute malnutrition (SAM) due to poverty and poor diet. Nevertheless SAM has been ignored by health programmes and the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recognise the term ‘acute malnutrition’.
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    Meeting the challenge to improve complementary feeding

    United Nations [UN] Standing Committee on Nutrition, 2003
    This issue focuses on the importance of complementary feeding in childhood and its role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It offers an up-to-date and multi-disciplinary overview on the challenges and benefits of complementary feeding. It also highlights recent actions for its improvement.
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    The meaning and measurement of acute malnutrition in emergencies: a primer for decision makers

    Humanitarian Practice Network, ODI, 2006
    This paper, published by the Humanitarian Practice Network, reviews how nutrition data is collected, analysed and interpreted in emergencies. The prevalence of acute malnutrition is one of the most widely used indicators of the severity of humanitarian crises, yet there is little guidance on how to conduct national surveys and understand and use their results.
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    Helping women with HIV decide about breastfeeding: what family planning programs can do

    MAQWeb Global Health Technical Briefs, 2006
    This technical brief, published by MAQWeb, outlines some key facts about HIV and breastfeeding, and looks at how family planning programmes can help women with HIV weigh the various risks in deciding whether to breastfeed. It notes that a focus on HIV transmission through breastfeeding has tended to draw attention away from the risks to infant health of not breastfeeding.
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    Micronutrient supplements and birthweight in Nepal

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004
    A third of all deaths happen in children younger than five years, mostly in the neonatal period. Low birthweight causes many of these deaths. Twenty-five million low birthweight infants are born every year. Antenatal multivitamin and mineral supplements could increase infant birthweight and prevent some of these deaths.
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    Breastfeeding: frequently asked questions series

    LINKAGES Project, 2004
    This series from the Linkages Project provides programmatic guidance on breastfeeding and maternal and infant nutrition, focusing on developing countries. The first three documents respectively cover transmission of HIV via breastfeeding; breastfeeding and maternal nutrition; and breastfeeding as a source of water for young infants.
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    Guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child

    Pan American Health Organization, 2002
    This document, published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), provides guidelines for complementary feeding of breastfed children from 6 to 24 months of age.
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    Successful micronutrient programs

    United Nations University, 2004
    Published by the United Nations University, this special issue of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin reports on a study of successful micronutrient programmes in eleven countries across South and South-East Asia, with additional participation from South Africa. Findings reveal a dramatic decrease in iodine deficiency, largely due to iodising of the world’s salt supply.
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    An evaluation of post-campaign knowledge and practices of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda

    Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh, 2004
    Published by ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, this research article assesses the influence of exposure to behaviour change communication (BCC) messages via the mass media on exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda.

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