Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 4, December 2017

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), December 2017 40 pp. 5.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/a-i8278e.pdf Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity. Some 37 … Continue reading

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Impact of nutrition interventions on pediatric mortality and nutrition outcomes in humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review

by Kamna S. Balhara, David M. Silvestri, W. Tyler Winders et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 22, Issue 12, December 2017, pp. 1464–1492 29 pp. 196 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12986/epdf Malnutrition contributes to paediatric morbidity and mortality in disasters and … Continue reading

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Nutrition in the WHO African Region

by Adelheid W. Onyango, Laetitia Ouedraogo Nikiema, Sebastian Zielinski et al. WHO Regional Office for Africa, November 2017 85 pp. 4.4 MB http://www.afro.who.int/sites/default/files/2017- 11/Nutrition%20in%20the%20WHO%20African%20Region%202017_0.pdf This report explores the current nutrition status of countries in the WHO African Region in relation … Continue reading

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Global Nutrition Report 2017: Nourishing the SDGs

by Corinna Hawkes, Jessica Fanzo, Emorn Udomkesmalee et al. The Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group, November 2017 115 pp. 4.5 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Report_2017.pdf The Global Nutrition Report 2017, launched at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, Italy, highlights the need for … Continue reading

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2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa edition

by Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, David Nabarro et al. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, 2016 20 pp. 2.7 MB http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/131131/filename/131342.pdf In 30 of 38 sub-Saharan African … Continue reading

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Global Hunger Index: The Inequalities of Hunger

by Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, Tracy Brown et al. International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe, October 2017 52 pp. 4.7 MB http://www.globalhungerindex.org/pdf/en/2017.pdf The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. … Continue reading

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 – Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation

by Rob Vos, Andrea Cattaneo, Kostas Stamoulis et al. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), October 2017 181 pp. 4.9 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/a-I7658e_0.pdf Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force … Continue reading

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Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults

by NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) The Lancet, Published Online October 10, 2017 16 pp. 2.9 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32129-3.pdf Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. The author’s aim was to estimate … Continue reading

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Assessing and managing children at primary health-care facilities to prevent overweight and obesity in the context of the double burden of malnutrition

Updates for the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) – Guideline by Nigel Rollins, Zita Weise Prinzo, Rajiv Bahl et al. World Health Organization, 2017 88 pp. 1.0 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259133/1/9789241550123-eng.pdf?ua=1 As part of its response to the global epidemic of … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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