Searching with a thematic focus on Health, Health and nutrition in India
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Impact of supplementing newborn infants with vitamin A on early infant mortality: community based randomised trial in southern IndiaBritish Medical Journal, 2003This article assesses the impact of supplementing newborn infants with vitamin A on mortality at age six months. The study was a randomised, placebo controlled, community based trial conducted between June 1998 and March 2001 in two rural districts of Tamil Nadu, southern India.Key results include:DocumentYoung Lives, 2012Malnutrition causes long-term damage to children’s development, with huge social and economic costs. It affects not only children’s physical development but also their cognitive development, so reducing future productivity and leading ultimately to economic loss for the nation as a whole.DocumentYoung Lives, 2010Food insecurity and poor nutrition remain a problem in many developing countries and can have profound effects on children’s health and their development. The Midday Meal Scheme in India is a programme covering primary school children to improve nutrition as well as increase educational enrolment, retention and attendance.DocumentKnowledge Services, IDS, 2012This issue of insights shows how development policy and practice can potentially improve food security while supporting women’s empowerment. They can focus on women’s critical role as food producers, consumers and family carers, while transforming gender norms and inequalities within households and communities.DocumentAcademy for Educational Development, USA, 2007This guide from the FANTA project outlines key steps for integrating food assistance and nutrition into HIV programmes.DocumentSocial Science and Medicine, 2004This paper, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, investigates gender differences in the likelihood of being immunised against disease (tuberculosis, polio, tetanus, and measles) and of receiving a nutritious diet in India.DocumentFood and Nutrition Division, FAO, 2006This Food and Agriculture Organization publication assesses the extent of the "double burden" of malnutrition in six developing countries – China, Egypt, India, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa. The "double burden" of malnutrition refers to under- and over- nutrition occurring simultaneously within a population.DocumentWorld Vegetable Center, Taiwan, 2003In India, total dietary intake and bioavailability of iron is low among poor households. On average, they consume only about 55% of the required iron intake per adult equivalent.DocumentBulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2005This paper, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, examines how the prevalence of undernutrition in children is measured. The authors construct a composite index of anthropometric failure (CIAF), based on three indicators of undernutrition: underweight, stunting and wasting.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2003The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) seeks to halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger. In the Asia-Pacific region only seven developing countries are on track. Almost two-thirds of the world’s undernourished live in Asia. India – where one in five people are undernourished – has more undernourished people than the whole of Africa.