Food Hygiene Intervention in Nepal, 2015. SHARE.

This video documents all phases of the SHARE-funded food hygiene intervention trial that took place in Nepal from 2012 to 2014. The video was produced by Om Prasad Gautam, PhD Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

IFPRI – 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report

by Dan Campbell on March 25, 2015

2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report, 2015. International Food Policy Research Institute.

IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. Drawing on rigorous research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions:

  • What is the role of improved sanitation in shaping key nutrition outcomes, especially for children?
  • How can middle income countries, which despite becoming more affluent are still home to the majority of the world’s hungry people, address their food and nutrition security challenges?
  • How can we support smallholder farmers in “moving up” in agriculture or “moving out” of the sector altogether?
  • What social protection measures help shield vulnerable people effectively and efficiently against an increasing number of shocks?
  • How can we best build and regulate the capacity of actors along the food chain to tackle food safety and health risks?

Complementary Food Hygiene: An overlooked opportunity in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors

March 25, 2015

POLICY BRIEF – Complementary Food Hygiene: An overlooked opportunity in the WASH, nutrition and health sectors, 2015. Full text Authors: Om Prasad Gautam, Joanna Esteves Mills, Alexandra Chitty, Val Curtis. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Poor complementary food hygiene may account for a substantial proportion of diarrhoeal diseases among infants and young children in […]

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USAID/Egypt – Factors Associated with Growth in the First Year of Life in Egyptian Children: Implications for the Double Burden of Malnutrition

March 4, 2015

Factors Associated with Growth in the First Year of Life in Egyptian Children: Implications for the Double Burden of Malnutrition, 2015. Full text Authors: Justine Kavle, Valerie Flax, Ali Abdelmegeid, Farouk Salah, Seham Hafez, Magda Ramzy, Doaa Hamed, Gulsen Saleh, and Rae Galloway Energy and nutrient intakes were generally higher in Upper than Lower Egypt, whereas reported diarrhea prevalence […]

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Household Food Insufficiency and Child Nutritional Status in Urban Slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh

March 4, 2015

Household Food Insufficiency and Child Nutritional Status in Urban Slum, Dhaka. Acta Medica International, Jan – Jun 2015 Full text Authors: Sultan-Uz-Zaman, Nuhad Raisa Seoty, et al. Introduction: Malnourished children are about 20% in the developing world. Food insecurity is a key risk factor for child malnutrition. Food insufficiency, an extreme form of household food insecurity, can affect […]

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Large decrease in child stunting in Bangladesh despite limited improvement in children’s food intake

February 4, 2015

Large decrease in child stunting in Bangladesh despite limited improvement in children’s food intake, 2014. Full text Monica Jain. Associate Research Fellow, HarvestPlus, International Food Policy Research Institute. I do a descriptive decomposition analysis of the major factors associated with a large decrease in stunting over 10 years in Bangladesh. Using longitudinal data I focus on the role of […]

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Nutritional Status of Women and Children: A 2014 update on nutritional status by sociodemographic and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) indicators collected in Demographic and Health Surveys

February 4, 2015

Nutritional Status of Women and Children: A 2014 update on nutritional status by sociodemographic and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) indicators collected in Demographic and Health Surveys. December 2014. Full text, pdf This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared by Monica T. Kothari (PATH), Noureddine […]

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Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, Oct 18-21, 2015, Mexico City

February 4, 2015

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, Oct 18-21, 2015, Mexico City Join the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and 15 other convening partners in Mexico City, October 18 to 21, for a landmark technical conference to discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care. Setting the post-2015 agenda  2015 is a critical […]

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Q&A with Noreen Mucha, Multisectoral Nutrition Advisor

January 30, 2015

Noreen Mucha has over 14 years of experience working in international development, primarily focusing in the public health sector but also within the agriculture and education sectors. Experience includes working with host country governments, United Nations, international nongovernmental organizations, non profits and universities.  Question: Please give a brief description of your current work with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)? Currently, I am conducting a 14 […]

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The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Bangladesh

January 29, 2015

The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Bangladesh. World Development, Feb 2015. Full text Authors: Derek Headeya, John Hoddinotta, b, Disha Alic, Roman Tesfayea, Mekdim Derejea Although South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition – the so called Asian Enigma – Bangladesh has […]

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