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Malnutrition & Obesity
Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) face a double burden of disease, with a high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, accompanied by a burgeoning incre…
by Jean Adams, Oliver Mytton, Martin White, Pablo Monsivais
Peru has made substantial progress in reducing neonatal and under-5 mortality, and child stunting. This country is a good example of how a combination of political will, economic growth, broad societal participation, strategies focused on poor people, and increased spending in health and related sectors can achieve significant progress in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health. The remaining challenges include continuing to address inequalities in wealth distribution, poverty, and access to basic services, especially in the Amazon and Andean rural areas.
Objective To explore associations of environmental and demographic factors with diarrhoea and nutritional status among children in Rusizi district, Rwanda.
Following WHO recommendations, Morocco adopted in 1995 the universal salt iodization (USI) as a strategy to prevent and control iodine deficiency disorders.
The County Health Rankings (CHR) system provides health rankings for U.S.
Salt reduction is a public health priority but there are few studies testing the efficacy of plausible salt reduction programs.
Bloomberg: Ethiopia Faces Severe Hunger in East Until October, FEWSNET Says “Some eastern areas of Ethiopia will suffer severe hunger and increased deaths through at least September after a drought last year resulted in two harvests being missed, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network said…” (Davison, 5/3).
The obesity epidemic is associated with rising rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among adults, particularly in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation and nutrition transition.
Objectives To quantify maternal obesity as a risk factor for caesarean delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
Objective To determine the effects of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) on the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) during the first 3 months of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and to investigate the effects of timing of supplementation by comparing with supplementation during the subsequent 3 months.
Unhealthy eating habits in adolescence lead to a wide variety of health problems and disorders.