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Malnutrition and disability: unexplored opportunities for collaboration

GROCE, Nora
CHALLENGER, E
BERMAN-BIELER, R
FARKAS, A
YILMAZ, N
SCHUTLINK, W
CLARK, D
KAPLAN, C
KERAC, M
2014

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There is increasing international interest in the links between malnutrition and disability: both are major global public health problems, both are key human rights concerns, and both are currently prominent within the global health agenda. In this review, interactions between the two fields are explored and it is argued that strengthening links would lead to important mutual benefits and synergies. At numerous points throughout the life-cycle, malnutrition can cause or contribute to an individual's physical, sensory, intellectual or mental health disability. By working more closely together, these problems can be transformed into opportunities: nutrition services and programmes for children and adults can act as entry points to address and, in some cases, avoid or mitigate disability; disability programmes can improve nutrition for the children and adults they serve. For this to happen, however, political commitment and resources are needed, as are better data.

Paediatrics and International Child Health
Volume 34, 2014 - Issue 4: Nutrition and malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries
https://doi.org/10.1179/2046905514Y.0000000156

Maternal and new-born care practices among disabled women, and their attendance in community groups in rural Makwanpur, Nepal

LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
2013

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This paper presents qualitative and quantitative research that describes the type and severity of disability of married women in the study area, describes their participation in community groups and analyses associations between maternal and new-born care behaviours and disability. Health workers and field researchers were also interviewed about their experience with disabled women in rural Makwanpur
Cross-cutting Disability Research Programme, Background Paper: 01

Into the new millennium : Inclusion International's millennium development goals

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL
2001

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This paper provides an overview of Inclusion International’s priorities in the following areas: education, poverty reduction, children's rights, maternal and infant health care, ethical medical research and human rights. It provides a realistic snapshot of the current situation facing people with disabilities. Inclusion International’s millennium development goals (MDGs) mirror those of the UN to link efforts and achieve results for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Inclusion International’s MDGs provide an agenda for inclusive policy and programming in education, maternal and child health, poverty reduction, human rights, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and global partnership which is substantiated by clear targets that they are committed to working towards by the year 2015

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for all

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL

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Inclusion International’s MDGs provide an agenda for inclusive policy and programming in education, maternal and child health, poverty reduction, human rights, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and global partnership. Clear targets are outlined for each MDG by the year 2015. This information is interesting for people interested in disability and the MDGs

The MDGs : including resource kit

CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are part of the global partnership that has grown from the commitments and targets established at the world summits of the 1990s. This toolkit by CBM highlights the need for all actors to accelerate the process of making the MDGs a reality for persons with disabilities and supports the call for a fully disability-inclusive post-2015 global development framework based on human rights and equity. Each section of this comprehensive online advocacy toolkit features supporting documents and related links

Cross-cutting disability research programme

THE LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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This website features a cross-cutting research programme in disability and development carried out collaboratively by LCD Inclusive Development Centre and four DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) partners. The applied research aims to generate evidence to support full participation of disabled people within the broader framework of inclusive development. The programme focuses upon the following four areas of disability and development research: Access to Water and Sanitation in Uganda and Zambia; Disability and Urban Agriculture in Kenya; Maternal Child Health for Women with Disabilities in Nepal; and Mental Disability, Stigma and Multidimensional Poverty in India. The website providesdetailed information about the four research areas and the research partners

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