Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition in India
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- 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.Document
International success stories in reducing undernutrition: strategic choices, policy actions and lessonsPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The overall burden of stunting in developing countries is estimated to have reduced from 40 per cent to 29 per cent. Reductions in undernutrition have not always demonstrated a direct relationship with economic development and progress of various countries indicates that there is no one solution to improving nutrition.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Nutrition security has acquired a sense of urgency in the wake of dramatic surge in food prices since 2005, the ensuing economic crisis and the stubbornly high food inflation rates. These concerns dovetail with the recent renewed emphasis on pro-poor agricultural policies aimed at improving food production and marketing systems and policy measures to augment access to food for the poor.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The status of child undernutrition in India continues as an area of concern. Persistent high levels of undernutrition among women and children and its sluggish decline reflects the dichotomy in India’s growth story.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Indian economy is the world’s eleventh largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, more that 230 million people remain undernourished. In this regard urban areas present their own challenges and despite their high contribution to the GDP, urban poverty and nutrition security remains a challenge.