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Improving child health through nutrition : the nutrition minimum package

SANGHVI, Tina
MURRAY, John
1997

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The minimum pack interventions aim to achieve positive health and nutrition behaviours: exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, appropriate complementary feeding starting at about six months in addition to breastfeeding until 24 months, adequate vitamin A intake for women, infants and young children, nutritional management during and after illness, iron support for pregnant women and regular use of iodised salt by all families

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary : the green pendelu and maternal health in Mali

CLEMMONS, Lydia
COULIBALY, Yaya

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This paper introduces the philosophy and elements of the DIORO approach in which indigenous cultural resources in Mali, including songs, singer/storytellers (griots) and traditional clothing, were used in a successful campaign to increase communication between husbands and wives regarding pregnancy and to improve health-seeking behavior during pregnancy. Assisted births in the project area increased from under 20% at the start of the project to 77% in the year after the IEC campaign was implemented

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