Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

World Food Assistance 2018: Preventing Food Crises

by Valerie Guarnieri, Stanlake Samkange, Steven Were Omamo et al. World Food Programme, May 2018 56 pp. 3.3 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WFP-0000070719.pdf Chronic hunger is increasing around the world and food crises are spreading and intensifying. This new report by the United … Continue reading

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COORDINATE, INTEGRATE, INVEST: How joint child health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions can deliver for your country’s future

WaterAid and PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (Defeat DD) Initiative, 2018 12 pp. 759 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WA_PATH_Coordinate%20Integ rate%20Invest_EN.pdf Combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of as many … Continue reading

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SA’s first health tax – but will it work?

by Kerry Cullinan The South African Health News Service, April 3, 2018 Read online at: https://www.health-e.org.za/2018/04/03/sas-first-health-tax-but-will-it-work/ Over the Easter weekend, South Africa became the first African country to impose an excise tax on sugary drinks, a move that has been … Continue reading

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The importance of vitamin D in maternal and child health: a global perspective

by M Fiscaletti, P Stewart and CF Munns Public Health Reviews, 2017 38:19 17 pp. 832 kB https://publichealthreviews.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40985-017-0066-3 25-hydroxy vitamin D deficiency (VDD) remains an important global public health concern, and an important differentiation must be made between the impact … Continue reading

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Practical Checklists for Conducting Nutrition Surveys

by Petr Schmied People in Need (PIN), 2015 16 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/media/publications/724/file/1433428187-pin-2015- checklist-for-conducting-nutrition-security-surveys.pdf The checklists were prepared based on PIN and other agencies’ experience in nutrition-related programming. They aim to support PIN and its partners’ staff in ensuring their … Continue reading

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Synthesis: exploring multi-sectoral programming at the sub-national level in Senegal, Nepal and Kenya

by Tui Swinnen, Jeremy Shoham and Carmel Dolan Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), 2018 18 pp. 2.0 MB https://www.ennonline.net/attachments/2774/MSP_Summary_21Mar18.pdf For practitioners and policymakers working in nutrition, there is limited evidence and documentation available on how nutrition-sensitive and multi-sector programmes are being … Continue reading

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2018 Global Food Policy Report

by Shenggen Fan, Jamed Falik, Rajul Pandya-Lorch et al. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2018 150 pp. 13.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/132488.pdf The rise of isolationism and protectionism, visible in the US withdrawal from multilateral trade and climate agreements, the UK’s … Continue reading

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Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition

by Chika Hayashi, Julia Krasevec, Richard Kumapley et al. United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization and World Bank Group, May 2017 16 pp. 3.9 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/JME-2017-brochure-1.pdf In May 2017, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank Group released the 2017 … Continue reading

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Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system

by Colin Anderson, Christabel Buchanan, Marina Chang et al. Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University, 2017 489 pp. 13.6 MB http://www.coventry.ac.uk/Global/08%20New%20Research%20Section/Signposts/Ever yday-Experts-complete.pdf Everyday Experts explains how knowledge built up through first-hand experience can help solve the … Continue reading

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Mapping child growth failure in Africa between 2000 and 2015

by Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman, Anoushka I. Millear, Rebecca W. Stubbs et al. Nature Vol. 555, pp. 41–47 (01 March 2018) 20 pp. 24.6 MB https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25760.pdf Between 2000 and 2015, nearly all African countries demonstrated improvements for children under 5 years old … Continue reading

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