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 India

    British Medical Journal, 2003
    This 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:
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    Prioritising nutrition in order to achieve the MDGs in India

    Young Lives, 2012
    Malnutrition 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.
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    The Impact of the Midday Meal Scheme on Nutrition and Learning

    Young Lives, 2010
    Food 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.
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    Innovative approaches to gender and food security: insights, issue 82

    Knowledge Services, IDS, 2012
    This 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.
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    Food assistance programming in the context of HIV

    Academy for Educational Development, USA, 2007
    This guide from the FANTA project outlines key steps for integrating food assistance and nutrition into HIV programmes.
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    Gender bias among children in India in their diet and immunisation against disease

    Social Science and Medicine, 2004
    This 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.
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    The double burden of malnutrition: case studies from six developing countries

    Food and Nutrition Division, FAO, 2006
    This 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.
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    Enhanced bioavailability of iron from mungbeans and its effects on health of schoolchildren

    World Vegetable Center, Taiwan, 2003
    In 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.
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    Poverty, child undernutrition and morbidity: new evidence from India

    Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2005
    This 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.
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    Is Asia losing the fight against hunger?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2003
    The 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.