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- 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.Document
The importance of water, sanitation and hygiene for lymphatic filariasis and leprosy care and inclusionWateraid, 2016Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) representing a significant global burden of disease morbidity. Like most NTDs, LF and leprosy are most prevalent in poor, rural and marginalised populations. NTD prevalence is becoming known as a ‘proxy for poverty and disadvantage’.OrganisationInternational Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patientsDocument
The equity impact of participatory women's groups to reduce neonatal mortality in India: secondary analysis of a cluster-randomised trialInternational Journal of Epidemiology, 2013Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been uneven. Inequalities in child health are large and effective interventions rarely reach the most in need. Little is known about how to reduce these inequalities.