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Child Under-weight and Agricultural Productivity in India: Implications for Public Provisioning and Women’s AgencyReview of Radical Political Economics, 2015The well-known pathways that link agriculture to child nutrition are food, quality of food, and care of feeding. Further, agricultural productivity growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction and reduction in child undernutrition.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016It is now widely recognised that intake of sufficient dietary energy does not ensure adequate intake of protein and micronutrients necessary for leading an active and healthy life. Legumes, animal products, fruit and vegetables are important sources of minerals and micronutrients.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016In many parts of Africa, access to and quality of medical services remain poor.Document
Impact of a peer-counseling intervention on breastfeeding practices in different socioeconomic strata: results from the equity analysis of the PROMISE-EBF trial in Uganda2016Background: Undernutrition is highly prevalent among infants in Uganda. Optimal infant feeding practices may improve nutritional status, health, and survival among children.Document
Combining long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trialBioMed Central, 2016Background: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the main malaria prevention interventions in Ethiopia. There is conflicting evidence that the combined application of both interventions is better than either LLINs or IRS used alone.DocumentProgram on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University, 2016India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms.Document
Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case-control studyBMC Public Health, 2016Background: Malaria and malnutrition are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in under-five children in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Malnutrition is the associated cause for about half of the deaths that occur among under-five children in developing countries.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2016Background. Pesticide exposure is an important public health concern in Ethiopia, but there is limited information on pesticide intoxications. Residents may have an increased risk of pesticide exposure through proximity of their homes to farms using pesticides. Also the pesticide exposure might be related to employment at these farms.Document
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.