"This report explores the on-going adverse social consequences of the crisis. The global economic downturn has had wide-ranging negative social outcomes for individuals, families, communities and societies, and its impact on social progress in areas such as education and health will only become fully evident over time" This report identifies the immediate and long-term social impacts of the current crisis and strongly underscores the need for inclusive social policies ”ST/ESA/334
This article "reviews interventions that affect maternal and child undernutrition and nutrition-related outcomes. These interventions included promotion of breastfeeding; strategies to promote complementary feeding, with or without provision of food supplements; micronutrient interventions; general supportive strategies to improve family and community nutrition; and reduction of disease burden (promotion of handwashing and strategies to reduce the burden of malaria in pregnancy). (The authors) showed that although strategies for breastfeeding promotion have a large effect on survival, their effect on stunting is small"
The Lancet, Vol 371, Issue 9610
This paper explores some of the less obvious factors affecting children’s nutritional status in Ethiopia. It is based on information collected in 2002 from 1001 households with eight-year-old children mainly from food insecure communities in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Addis Ababa Regional States
This issue of CHIN News focuses on nutrition and health in India. Nutrition plays a key role in the physical, emotional and mental development of human beings. In mosts parts of the world, inequity, poverty, underdevelopment and unequal distribution and poor access to food and healthcare leads to severe impoverishment. The articles contained in this issue outline the challenges this poses, and policies and programmes that are attempting to address the challenges
"The Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation is part of a series of ACC/SCN reports initiated in the mid-1980s on the nutritional status of populations in developing countries. This report is built around the theme ‘nutrition throughout the life cycle’ This report highlights the size of the malnutrition problem and its consequences for human and economic development. It stresses the need to move ahead in creative partnerships. The Fourth Report provides evidence of contrasts - contrasts in the prevalence and trends of malnutrition, contrasts in actions taken, contrasts in progress made, and contrasts in the availability of data on the extent and causes of malnutrition"
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
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