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Effects of routine prophylactic supplementation with iron and folic acid on admission to hospital and mortality in preschool children in a high malaria transmission setting: community-based, randomised, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet, 2006Anaemia caused by iron deficiency is common in children younger than 5 years of age in eastern Africa. However, there is concern that the universal coverage of iron and folic acid supplements for children in areas of high malaria transmission might be harmful.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008A significant gap remains between need and capacity for management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children. This is despite clear advances in the development and implementation of international and national protocols for the management of SAM, as well as guidelines and training for inpatient care of severely acutely malnourished children.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008This report reviews the integration of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) into the national health systems of Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger between April and June 2007. It documents the current state of integration efforts, identifies challenges and lessons learned, and suggests ways to move forward on improved integration of CMAM into national health systems.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2007This 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.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007Between 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’.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Standing Committee on Nutrition, 2003This 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.DocumentHumanitarian Practice Network, ODI, 2006This 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.DocumentMAQWeb Global Health Technical Briefs, 2006This 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.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004A 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.DocumentLINKAGES Project, 2004This 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.