Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition

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    The meaning and measurement of acute malnutrition in emergencies: a primer for decision makers

    Humanitarian Practice Network, ODI, 2006
    This paper, published by the Humanitarian Practice Network, reviews how nutrition data is collected, analysed and interpreted in emergencies. The prevalence of acute malnutrition is one of the most widely used indicators of the severity of humanitarian crises, yet there is little guidance on how to conduct national surveys and understand and use their results.
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    Business as a partner in strengthening public health systems in developing countries: an agenda for action

    International Business Leaders Forum, 2006
    This report reviews the potential for business to contribute to public health systems in developing countries.
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    Helping women with HIV decide about breastfeeding: what family planning programs can do

    MAQWeb Global Health Technical Briefs, 2006
    This 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.
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    Is PROGRESA working? Summary of the results of an evaluation by IFPRI

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2001
    This 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 wel
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    The impact of PROGRESA on women’s status and intrahousehold relations

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2000
    The 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.
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    Food security and nutrition in Bangladesh: progress and determinants

    Agricultural and Development Economics Division, FAO, 2005
    This 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 fo
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    Integrated plant nutrition management in Mali: summary report 1998-2004

    Drylands Coordination Group, Norway, 2005
    This 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.
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    Reviewing ten years of the School Nutrition Programme

    Institute for Democracy in South Africa, 2005
    The 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.
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    Micronutrient supplements and birthweight in Nepal

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004
    A 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.
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    Improving nutrition through home gardening: a training package for preparing field workers in Africa

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001