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Prevalence and determinants of chronic malnutrition among preschool children: a cross-sectional study in Dhaka city, BangladeshJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011Chronic malnutrition is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among preschool children and the future productivity of nations.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2012Although child and maternal malnutrition has been reduced in Bangladesh, the prevalence of underweight (weight-for-age z-score <-2) among children aged less than five years is still high (41%). Nearly one-third of women are undernourished with body mass index of <18.5 kg/m2.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Zinc plays a critical role in normal functioning of body and is integrated with several enzyme systems. Gene expression, cell division, immunity, and reproduction are important biological functions of zinc. Adequate dietary intake of zinc has been shown to exert ameliorating effect on the skin, and this attenuates the likelihood of restricted linear growth in young children.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been recognised as a public health issue in developing countries. Economic constraints, sociocultural limitations, insufficient dietary intake, and poor absorption leading to depleted vitamin A stores in the body have been regarded as potential determinants of the prevalence of VAD in South Asian developing countries.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a common health problem in rural women and young children of Bangladesh. The university students usually take food from residential halls, and the food value of their diets is not always balanced. This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of iron- deficiency anaemia among the university students of Noakhali region, Bangladesh.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Improper complementary feeding (CF) practice is one of the main reasons for malnutrition among Bangladeshi children aged less than two years. In this context, using the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), this study assessed the CF practices among mothers in four selected slums (Tejgoan, Rayerbazar, Beribadh, and Jafrabad) of Dhaka city.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015Bangladesh has managed to sustain a surprisingly rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. The two largest drivers of change that have prompted this unheralded success are large gains in parental education (26%) and rapid asset accumulation (25%).DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2013This publication is a compilation of three major case studies from Peru, Brazil and Bangladesh, but also a historical review of multisectoral nutrition activities in several other countries around the world.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This report synthesises the findings from the four country case studies produced for the Food Riots and Food Rights project. It is intended as a summary introduction to the main findings of the research, and a preliminary comparative analysis across the four cases.Document
Nutrition agenda setting, policy formulation and implementation: lessons from the Mainstreaming Nutrition InitiativeHealth Policy and Planning, 2012Undernutrition is the single largest contributor to the global burden of disease and can be addressed through a number of highly efficacious interventions. Undernutrition generally has not received commensurate attention in policy agendas at global and national levels, however, and implementing these efficacious interventions at a national scale has proven difficult.