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- DocumentMAQWeb Global Health Technical Briefs, 2006This technical brief, published by MAQWeb, outlines some key facts about HIV and breastfeeding, and looks at how family planning programmes can help women with HIV weigh the various risks in deciding whether to breastfeed. It notes that a focus on HIV transmission through breastfeeding has tended to draw attention away from the risks to infant health of not breastfeeding.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2001This document summarises an evaluation of the impact of PROGRESA on three poverty reduction focus areas: improving school enrolment, improving health and nutrition outcomes, and increasing household consumption for poor rural families.The findings suggest that PROGRESA’s combination of education, health, and nutrition interventions into one integrated package has a significant impact on the welDocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2000The objective of this report is to examine the impact of Mexico’s PROGRESA on women’s status and intra-household relations. PROGRESA provides cash benefits linked to children’s school attendance and to regular clinic attendance, as well as in-kind health benefits and nutritional supplements.DocumentAgricultural and Development Economics Division, FAO, 2005This paper outlines food security and nutrition in Bangladesh and assess: the trends in factors that affect food production, availability of food and their impact on nutrition outcomes the trends in poverty and distribution of income, and endowment of land that affects people’s access to foodthe government’s strategies and policies for food and nutrition security and safety nets foDocumentDrylands Coordination Group, Norway, 2005This document reports on a project implemented in Macina and Koro/Bankass in Mali which aimed to improve food security by building the competence of farmers and NGOs in soil fertility management. The project focused on four different technologies: microdosing of fertiliser, composting, zai method for water harvesting and urea treatment of straw.DocumentInstitute for Democracy in South Africa, 2005The South African School Nutrition Programme was established in 1994 to address the food needs of impoverished school children. However, researchers are divided about the policy value of the school nutrition programme, with one group wishing to expand the programme whilst the other advocates limiting its scope.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004A third of all deaths happen in children younger than five years, mostly in the neonatal period. Low birthweight causes many of these deaths. Twenty-five million low birthweight infants are born every year. Antenatal multivitamin and mineral supplements could increase infant birthweight and prevent some of these deaths.Document
Improving nutrition through home gardening: a training package for preparing field workers in AfricaFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2004DocumentInstitute of Advanced Studies. United Nations University,, 2005This paper from the United Nations University provides an encompassing perspective on the state of play with regard to food and nutrition biotechnology.