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Can working with the private for-profit sector improve utilisation of quality health services by the poor? A systematic review of the literature2007This paper published in the International Journal for Equity in Health reviews the literature on the effectiveness of interventions that involve working with private for-profit providers to expand access to quality health services for poor and disadvantaged populations.Document
Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adultsThe Lancet, 2008This research article from The Lancet examines the impact of a nutrition intervention in early childhood on adult economic productivity and income.Between 1969 and 1977 in Guatemala, children between 0 and 7 years of age in two villages were randomly assigned a nutritious supplement called atole (a drink containing vegetable protein, dry skimmed milk and sugar) while those in two other villagesDocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008This report reviews the integration of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) into the national health systems of Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger between April and June 2007. It documents the current state of integration efforts, identifies challenges and lessons learned, and suggests ways to move forward on improved integration of CMAM into national health systems.Document
Conditional cash transfers for improving uptake of health interventions in low- and middle-income countriesJournal of the American Medical Association, 2007This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association assesses the effectiveness of conditional cash transfers in improving access to and use of health services, as well as improving health outcomes, in low- and middle-income countries. The article provides a description of interventions in Mexico, Nicaragua, Columbia, Honduras, Brazil and Malawi.OrganisationThe FSN Forum was launched on the World Food Day 16th October 2007 with a 3-weeks e-discussion on “Drawing lessons from food security and nutrition research, analysis and information for imprDocumentWorld Development Report, World Bank, 2007Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. This year’s edition of the World Bank's World Development Report (WDR) highlights the importance of agriculture for achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.OrganisationThe quarterly Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (incorporating the Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research) publishes articles on maternal, child and family health and related issues of pDocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2007This joint statement, issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Program (WFP), the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) and UNICEF, discusses how identification and treatment of severe acute malnutrition can be done in the community for children with uncomplicated forms of the condition.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007Between one and two million children die each year around the world from wasting, or severe acute malnutrition (SAM) due to poverty and poor diet. Nevertheless SAM has been ignored by health programmes and the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recognise the term ‘acute malnutrition’.OrganisationPublished by the American Society for Nutrition, the Journal of Nutrition covers all aspects of experimental nutrition. Some articles are available free for download.