Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition, Nutrition specific interventions, Severe and moderate acute malnutrition
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- DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2014Since 2010, the NICK study has sought to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce urban malnutrition in young children by facilitating intersectoral actions to change the social determinants. In urban Kenya chronic stunting is an endemic problem jeopardizing children’s physical and mental development.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain.Document
Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implicationsBMC Nutrition, 2016Anthropometric surveys of children are used to assess the nutritional status of a population. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that either mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) or weight-for-height Z-scores (WHZ) are used to assess acute malnutrition prevalence. However, there are reports from several countries that the two criteria identify different children.Document2016Acute malnutrition affects millions of children each year, yet global coverage of life-saving treatment through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is estimated to be below 15%. This study investigated the potential role of stigma as a barrier to accessing CMAM.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2014This case study of a Tanzanian food processing business analyses the potential of mid-sized businesses toDocument
Researchers from Ahmadu Bello University receive grant for research on long-term outcomes of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programmeOperational Research and Impact Evaluation, 2015Every year about one million children under five years of age die in Nigeria. Malnutrition contributes to nearly half of these deaths.Document
Setting the scene: An overview of issues related to policies and programs for moderate and severe acute malnutritionFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) continue to exist at unacceptably high levels. There is a renewed momentum to dramatically improve nutritional status and decrease rates of malnutrition of all kinds.DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015This HEART helpdesk provides a rapid analysis of famines since 1980. It is divided into three sections:Document
Assessment of Under Nutrition of Bangladeshi Adults Using Anthropometry: Can Body Mass Index Be Replaced by Mid-Upper-Arm-Circumference?PLoS ONE, 2015Body-mass-index (BMI) is widely accepted as an indicator of nutritional status in adults. Mid-upper-arm-circumference (MUAC) is another anthropometric-measure used primarily among children. The present study attempted to evaluate the use of MUAC as a simpler alternative to BMI cut-off <18.5 to detect adult undernutrition, and thus to suggest a suitable cut-off value.DocumentOperational Research and Impact Evaluation, 2015This report presents findings from the operations research (OR) study which was conducted to identify barriers to attendance of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Weeks programme (MNCHW), in two states of northern Nigeria – Jigawa and Zamfara States.