Stunting Among Children in Yemen: Prevalence and Associated Factors, June 2015.

Author: Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG).

Thus these models allow us to conclude that our main findings would remain similar after controlling for adequate child feeding: mother’s nutrition and education, access to land, living in a household where there is at least one long-term SWF beneficiary (marginally significant), living in a non-poor household (marginally significant), eating protein more often, having good hygiene practices—such as washing hands with water and soap, owning a refrigerator and not having a disease—remain strongly associated with a lower likelihood of child stunting in Yemen.

 

Global Nutrition Targets 2025: Stunting Policy Brief, 2014. World Health Organization.

In 2012, the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 endorsed a Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition (1), which specified six global nutrition targets for 2025 (2). This policy brief covers the first target: a 40% reduction in the number of children under-5 who are stunted. The purpose of this policy brief is to increase attention to, investment in, and action for a set of cost-effective interventions and policies that can help Member States and their partners in reducing stunting rates among children aged under 5 years.

 

Stunting is associated with poor outcomes in childhood pneumonia

August 13, 2015

Stunting is associated with poor outcomes in childhood pneumonia. Trop Med Intl Health, July 2015. Abstract/order info Authors: Peter P. Moschovis, Emmanuel O. D. Addo-Yobo, et al. Objective - Stunting affects 26.7% of children worldwide, and little is known about its effects on the outcomes of childhood pneumonia. We evaluated the effect of stunting on the […]

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Sanitation, Disease, and Anemia: Evidence From Nepal

August 13, 2015

Sanitation, Disease, and Anemia: Evidence From Nepal, July 2015. Full text Authors: Diane Coffey, Michael Geruso. Anemia is a health problem with significant economic consequences. In children, it impairs physical and cognitive development and reduces human capital accumulation. In adults, it reduces productivity. Globally, more than 40% of all children under five have hemoglobin levels below the threshold for […]

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An analysis of trends and determinants of child undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000-2011

August 13, 2015

An analysis of trends and determinants of child undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000-2011, May 2015. Full text Author: D Headey, IFPRI. Research does not always provide the results that we expect. At the recent conference on improving nutrition in Ethiopia, Together for Nutrition 2015, we learnt about the rapid progress in Ethiopia in child nutritional outcomes that […]

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Integrating WASH and Nutrition: A WASHplus Learning Brief

July 30, 2015

Integrating WASH and Nutrition: A WASHplus Learning Brief, 2015. WASHplus. Full text WASHplus anticipates that interest in expanding the integration of WASH into nutrition programs will continue to grow over the next decade. Policy engagement is a vital step for integrating WASH and other interventions that impact nutrition programs. Having a national nutrition policy that […]

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Predictors of Stunting among Children Aged 0-59 Months in a Rural Region of Armenia: A Case-Control Study

July 30, 2015

Predictors of Stunting among Children Aged 0-59 Months in a Rural Region of Armenia: A Case-Control Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jul 4. Full text Authors: Demirchyan A1, Petrosyan V, Sargsyan V, Hekimian K. OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of stunting in Armenia more than doubled since 1990 s. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and predictors […]

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Efficacy of Handwashing with Soap and Nail Clipping on Intestinal Parasitic Infections in School-Aged Children

July 30, 2015

Efficacy of Handwashing with Soap and Nail Clipping on Intestinal Parasitic Infections in School-Aged Children: A Factorial Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Med. 2015 Jun; 12(6): e1001837. Full text Authors: Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud, Mark Spigt, et al. Background - Intestinal parasitic infections are highly endemic among school-aged children in resource-limited settings. To lower their impact, preventive […]

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Scaling Up Impact on Nutrition: What Will It Take? Advances in Nutrition, 2015

July 30, 2015

Scaling Up Impact on Nutrition: What Will It Take? Advances in Nutrition, 2015. Full text Authors: Stuart Gillespie, Purnima Menon, and Andrew L Kennedy Despite consensus on actions to improve nutrition globally, less is known about how to operationalize the right mix of actions—nutritionspecific and nutrition-sensitive—equitably, at scale, in different contexts. This review draws on a large scaling-up […]

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FAO – Water, food security and human dignity: a nutrition perspective

July 30, 2015

Water, food security and human dignity: a nutrition perspective, 2015. FAO. Full text Human rights to household water, sanitation and food: Widely endorsed, these principles need to be translated into concrete actions. Alarming information on the double burden of malnutrition has been published recently. About 800 million people are undernourished versus well over 2,000 million – aged 20 and […]

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