In this analysis paper, we identify 24 nutrition interventions that should be tracked by all countries, and determine if their coverage is currently measured by major household nutrition and health surveys. We then present three case studies, using published literature and empirical data from large-scale initiatives, to illustrate the kind of data collection innovations that are feasible.
We find that data are not routinely collected in a standardised way across countries for most of the core set of interventions. Case studies—of growth monitoring and screening for acute malnutrition, infant and young child feeding counselling, and nutrition monitoring in India—highlight both challenges and potential solutions. Advancing the nutrition intervention coverage measurement agenda is essential for sustained progress in driving down rates of malnutrition. It will require 1 global consensus on a core set of validated coverage indicators on proven, high-impact nutrition-specific interventions; 2 the inclusion of coverage measurement and indicator guidance in WHO intervention recommendations; 3 the incorporation of these indicators into data collection mechanisms and relevant intervention delivery platforms; and 4 an agenda for continuous measurement improvement.
Actions to address the two sides of the DBM are typically managed by separate communities, policies, programs, governance structures, and funding streams.
The objective of the work was to explore opportunities—and make recommendations—for double duty actions to be delivered by programs and policies in key sectors such as health, social protection, education, and agriculture. Yet, little evidence exists on co-existence of multiple forms of undernutrition or on the potential shared determinants of these manifestations. Therefore, using data from India, we aimed to: 1 estimate the co-occurrence of undernutrition among children stunting and anemia and women underweight and anemia ; and 2 identify their shared determinants.
These shifts have contributed to both positive and negative impacts on health and wellbeing with some countries catching up while others have fallen further below international norms. We aim to quantify long-run changes in the food supply and diet-related health disparities across countries, to illustrate how inequality has changed from the s to the s. Evidence on the combined reach and impact of these programs on closing equity gaps is limited.
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We aimed to assess how coverage and equity in interventions have changed between and However, very few studies have documented the timing of growth faltering in India, its evolution over time, or its variation over India's diverse regions. This study develops an approach for estimating the speed of growth faltering and applies it to multiple rounds of national and state-level data. How policy actors frame malnutrition may shape policy, programming, and investment.
In India, where NCDs are rising rapidly and undernutrition persists throughout the country, much of food and health policy is decentralized, but little is known of how the double burden of malnutrition is understood at the state level. This study aimed to identify and compare frames and priorities for nutrition used by relevant policy actors to help understand the narrative emerging around policy solutions for the double burden of malnutrition. Little, however, is known about which factors are related to optimal maternal mental health in high poverty rural contexts where women face a broad array of challenges at multiple levels daily.
This study aimed to test whether and how intervention design elements such as training, supervision, and mass media improved FLW performance in delivering nutrition services.
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India recently began implementing a Maternity Benefit Program MBP to encourage health care use during pregnancy and early childhood; under discussion is to include child nutrition services within a CCT program. This paper aims to understand the preferences of mothers with young children for design features cash transfer amount and conditionalities of CCT programs.
However, efficient genetic analysis methods and user-friendly software are still lacking. In this study, we developed linkage analysis methods and integrated analysis software for pure-line populations derived from four-way and eight-way crosses. First, polymorphic markers are classified into different categories according to the number of identifiable alleles in the inbred parents.
Expected genotypic probability is then derived for each pair of complete markers, and based on them a maximum likelihood estimate MLE of recombination frequency is calculated. An EM algorithm is proposed for calculating recombination frequencies in scenarios that at least one marker is incomplete. A linkage map can thus be constructed using estimated recombination frequencies. We describe a software package called GAPL for recombination frequency estimation and linkage map construction in multi-parental pure-line populations.
Both simulation studies and results from a reported four-way cross recombinant inbred line population demonstrate that the proposed method and software can build more accurate linkage maps in shorter times than other published software packages. The GAPL software is freely available from www. The objective of this randomized efficacy feeding trial was to determine the effects of consuming iron-biofortified beans Fe-Beans on the iron status in children, compared to control beans Control-Beans.
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A cluster-randomized trial of biofortified beans Phaseolus vulgaris L. School administrators, children, and research and laboratory staff were blinded to the intervention group. The hemoglobin concentrations were adjusted for altitude, and anemia was defined in accordance with age-specific World Health Organization WHO criteria i. During the days when feeding was monitored, the total mean individual iron intake from the study beans Fe-bean group was mg IQR: , over 68 mean feeding days, and mg IQR: , over 67 mean feeding days in the control group p.
A cross-sectional study followed by observation of selected households was used to establish the most popular foods given to children 12—59 months old in Bukoba and Kiboga districts of Tanzania and Uganda, respectively. Six meals were identified: maize-based porridge, steamed-mashed banana served with beans, banana cooked with beans, banana cooked with groundnut sauce, stiff porridge Ugali served with beans and sardines, and cassava cooked with beans.
High-performance liquid chromatography HPLC analysis and microwave digestion followed by flame atomic absorption spectroscopy were used in establishing provitamin A carotenoids and iron content, respectively. Findings indicated no trace of vitamin A or iron in the maize-based porridge, whereas 2.
Thus, there is a need to explore opportunities for modifying preparation methods and incorporating nutritious and diverse ingredients into the foods prepared for infants and young children in Eastern African countries. Eastern and southern African nations have experienced a recent rapid growth in pig production, including small-scale, free-range systems, with an accompanying increased risk of T.
Seven hundred blood samples were collected from randomly selected pigs presented for slaughter at one of the largest porcine abattoir supplying unprocessed pork to Nairobi city and its surroundings. The GFSP promotes food safety systems based on prevention underpinned by science to improve the effectiveness of food safety investments.
In line with its strategic framework, the GFSP commissioned this report to provide data and analysis that interested actors including states, international development agencies, and the private sector working to improve food safety in sub-Saharan Africa could use to improve the impact of their efforts. Our expectation is that this report will support the design of, and investment in, evidence-based food safety programs in Sub-Saharan Africa targeted at the provision of safe food for Africans.
We sought to determine the distribution and prevalence of infection of snails per agro-ecological zone and environmental factors in vector snail habitats.
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It also investigated the effect of providing consumers with information about the beneficial aspects of vitamin A and drawbacks of biofortification process, especially on the sensory attributes of the sweetpotato products. The study targeted households as both producers and consumers of sweetpotato. The consumer component was conducted as a field experiment. Thus, each household was randomly placed into one of the three treatment groups upon being recruited. A collection of banana genotypes AAB-plantains, M. Total carotenoid content in tested genotypes varied from 1. High pVAC genotypes were identified for integration into biofortification strategies to combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries.
The study addresses the SDG 6. Exposure to biogas effluent represents an important health risk. Risk mitigation should focus on exposure reduction including raising farmer awareness and use of personal protective equipment Treatment of wastewater at the source to improve water quality is needed for long term intervention. Exposure to wastewater via contact with Nhue River water, pond water and composted excreta represents an important health risk.
Study results are useful in developing an integrated strategy for risk management in the agricultural settings.
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However, with increasing population growth, the problem of nutritional deficiencies is increasingly affecting the health of resource people with predominantly cereal-based diet. Therefore, the development of wheat genotypes with micronutrient-dense grains along with high-yield potential is one of the major priorities of wheat biofortification program at CIMMYT. We conducted a QTL mapping study using a recombinant inbred line RIL population derived from a cross between a Chinese parental line with highGZnC and a Mexican commercial bread wheat cultivar Roelfs F to identify QTLs that could potentially be integrated in mineral nutrient concentrations and agronomic-related traits breeding.
We evaluated RIL lines for mineral nutrient concentrations and agronomic-related traits over two years. Moreover, a total of 55 promising candidate genes were identified from the list of associated markers for GFeC and GZnC using the recently annotated wheat genome sequence. We identified the promising genomic regions with high mineral nutrient concentrations and acceptable yield potential, which are good resource for further use in wheat biofortification breeding programs.
We sought to determine iron bioavailability from biofortified and conventional crop mixes representative of planned meal components. We first review the conceptual foundations of property, empowerment, and intersectionality, and then present the methodology and empirical findings from ethnographic field work in Nepal. Finally, the paper makes recommendations for how research and development projects, especially in South Asia, can avoid misinterpreting asset and empowerment data by incorporating nuance around the concepts of property rights over the household life cycle.
Five years later, many of those challenges persist while new threats and opportunities have arisen that will have fundamental impacts on future food security and nutrition. The Institute is refreshing its strategy to respond to these ongoing and emerging issues while continuing to deliver on its mission to provide researchbased policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. It reviews the changing landscape of global developments as well as persistent issues that influence food policy.
Different empowerment domains may have different impacts on nutrition, but other characteristics, such as maternal schooling and household socioeconomic status, may play a more important role for younger children. The recently released Countdown to Report includes profiles of 81 Countdown priority countries on their current situation and trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition. These 4 page profiles present a snapshot of the state of nutrition and its multiple determinants in each district.
They were conceptualized to enable local leaders and civil society to understand what it takes to effectively tackle undernutrition in their communities. Data on the nutritional status of children in India is often only available at the national and state levels, with very little data present at the district level. So, this series is a step towards bridging this knowledge gap. Traditionally, such programs targeted families with underweight children younger than five.
But a landmark IFPRI study in Haiti showed that preventive interventions—those that target all mothers during pregnancy and the first 6 months of lactation as well as children between 6 and 24 months old the first 1, days —are more effective than traditional recuperative interventions. What are the effects of such programs on anemia i.