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Predictors of nutritional status of Ethiopian adolescent girls: a community based cross sectional studyBMC Nutrition, 2015Malnutrition is a major health issue affecting children, women and adolescents globally and developing countries in particular. Adolescence is a time of enormous physiological, cognitive, and psychosocial change but it remain a neglected, difficult-to-measure and hard-to-reach population.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient required for the normal functioning of the vision system, immunity, epithelial integrity, cellular differentiation, growth and development, and possibly reproduction.Document
Therapeutic feeding programme coverage assessment report Wadela woreda, North Wollo zone, Amhara Regional State, EthiopiaEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2010Ethiopia has one of the highest under-five mortality rates, with malnutrition contributing to more than half of all child deaths. The 2005 Demographic and Health Survey revealed that, even when humanitarian requirements are at their lowest levels, over 300,000 children under the age of five are affected by severe wasting.Document
Assessment of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) in Womberma and Burie Districts, West Gojjam Zone, EthiopiaEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2010The objective of this study is to assess the situation of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) by conducting clinical examination for goiter, urinary iodide level determination, assessment of goiterogenic factors and availability of iodated salt, and knowledge, attitude and practices of the communities towards iodated salt in the area.DocumentEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2009Due to a high prevalence of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Government approved the country’s first-ever National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) in February 2008 to address these issues.Document
Childcare practices among factory working and housewife mothers and its implications on child nutritional outcomes in Addis Ababa and Oromia regions, EthiopiaEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2010Inadequate care is one of the likely causes of child malnutrition. In view of this fact, today research initiatives in the area of childcare have received increased attention. The context of childcare is mainly composed of the feeding component, the health seeking behaviours of the caretakers and type of child minder.Document
Factors associated with dietary practices and nutritional status among pregnant women in Wondo Genet districtEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2014Malnutrition is a serious public health problem linked to increase in the risk of mortality and morbidity (Blossner and de Onis, 2005). Women and young children are most affected. Diets that are deficient in macro and micronutrients place people at risk of malnutrition. A total of 925 million people were undernourished in 2010 worldwide (FAO, 2010).DocumentEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2014The Government of Ethiopia developed a National Nutrition Strategy in 2008, followed by a National Nutrition Program. The revised plan of action for nutrition has recently been updated to focus on stunting and multi-sectoral approach and cover the period from September 2012 to August 2015.DocumentEthiopian Public Health Institute, 2012Stunting (i.e. height-for-age z-score (HAZ)) during childhood is a major public-health problem in underdeveloped and developing countries as a result of chronically not meeting nutrient requirements for growth between conception and 24 months of age.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2014Background: The amount and distribution of rainfall and temperature influences household food availability, thus increasing the risk of child under nutrition. However, few studies examined the local spatial variability and the impact of temperature and rainfall on child under nutrition at a smaller scale (resolution).