Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition in India
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- DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011The nutritional status of the mother prior to and during pregnancy plays a vital role in foetal growth and development, and maternal undernourishment may lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Several macronutrient interventions had been proposed for adequate protein and energy supplementation during pregnancy.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother and the fetus.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also puts mothers at risk of multiple perinatal complications.Document
Impact of public spending on health and education of children in India: A Panel data simultaneous equation modelIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014The basic objective of this study is to examine the impact of public expenditure on health and education after incorporating the linkages between health status of children and their educational achievements in India. The study has developed a simultaneous equation model among health and education of children, and public expenditure on these sectors.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Food security policies in developing countries generally focus on calorie intake, which is not sufficient to tackle the triple burden of malnutrition: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition. Consumption of a diverse diet is important to lessen the burden and is constrained by different factors.Document
Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countriesBMC Public Health, 2011Given the recognised benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the prevalence of EBF is low globally in many of the developing and developed countries around the world.Document
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic reviewBMC Public Health, 2013About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition.Document
Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysisBritish Medical Journal, 2011Vitamin A refers to a subclass of retinoic acids long understood to help regulate immune function and to reduce morbidity of infectious diseases. Vitamin A is required for normal functioning of the visual system, maintenance of cell function for growth, epithelial integrity, production of red blood cells, immunity, and reproduction.DocumentIndian Pediatrics, 2012Although estimates vary, it is recognised that more than 20 million infants worldwide, representing 16% of all births in developing countries, are born with low birth weight (LBW). The vast majority, over 95%, of these births are in developing countries.Document
Best practices in integrated child development services: some lesson for its restructuring and strengtheningPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), India’s primary response to address malnutrition, is one of the world’s largest outreach child development programmes. Within the ICDS, some innovations have demonstrated significant improvements in the nutritional status of children.