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Spatial variations in child undernutrition in Ethiopia: Implications for intervention strategies (PhD theses)University of Bergen, 2016Background: Ethiopia is one of the countries with the highest burden of undernutrition, with rates of stunting and underweight as high as 40% and 25%, respectively. National efforts are underway for an accelerated reduction of undernutrition by the year 2030.DocumentUniversity of Durham, 2015Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.Document
Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapesUniversity of Durham, 2011The dominant view within Western biomedicine is that children are vulnerable and in need of adult protection, while medicines are powerful, dangerous and should be controlled by experts, however, a growing literature suggests that children and adolescents (in both Western and developing-country contexts) often take active roles in health-seeking.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2014Since 2010, the NICK study has sought to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce urban malnutrition in young children by facilitating intersectoral actions to change the social determinants. In urban Kenya chronic stunting is an endemic problem jeopardizing children’s physical and mental development.DocumentLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless young women aged 15–18 in 2008.Document
A community-driven approach to reducing teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone: midline evaluation briefSave the Children Fund, 2014Preliminary evidence from a 2009 global evidence review suggested that community-based child protection mechanisms are likely to be more effective and sustainable if they are linked with formal aspects of the child protection system.Document
Adapting Agriculture Platforms for Nutrition: A Case Study of a Participatory, Video-Based Agricultural Extension Platform in IndiaPLoS ONE, 2016Successful integration of nutrition interventions into large-scale development programmes from nutrition-relevant sectors, such as agriculture, can address critical underlying determinants of undernutrition and enhance the coverage and effectiveness of on-going nutrition-specific activities. However, evidence on how this can be done is limited.Document
Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for actionInstitute of Education, University of London, 2011Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope.DocumentLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014Despite the emphasis given to poverty reduction in policy statements and a substantial increase in social spending, money-metric poverty has shown little improvement since South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994. Alternative approaches to measuring well-being and inequality may show a more positive trend.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2010On average the burden of disease and death is born primarily by poorer people within poorer countries.The high rates of child mortality in developing countries today constitute one of the harshest failures of development. It is estimated that about 10 million children die each year before their first birthday and that a fourth of these deaths occur in India.