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2030 Countdown Country Dashboards

The dashboard is an interactive version of country profiles prepared for "Countdown to 2030", which coveres for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH). A total of 81 countries are included.

Access the Country Database on the Countdown 2030 Website.

Guideline: Implementing Effective Actions for Improving Adolescent Nutrition

This WHO publication facilitates the implementation of existing guidelines on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions that improve health and well-being of adolescents. The actions must take into account the heterogeneity of adolescents in general (physical growth, social development, expected responsibilities in the family, school or work status, etc.), and any programmes should...

Implementation Guidance: The Revised Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2018

The WHO has updated implementation guidance for those who set policy for, or offer care to, pregnant women, families, and infants. The document presents the first revision of the Ten Steps since 1989. The topic of each step is unchanged, but the wording has been updated according to current evidence-based guidelines and global public health policy.

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Identifying Sociodemographic, Programmatic and Dietary Drivers of Anaemia Reduction in Pregnant Indian Women Over 10 Years

Anaemia is a major contributor to the global disease burden and half of pregnant women in India were anaemic in 2016. The authors of this journal article explored how shifts in sociodemographic (wealth, age at pregnancy, education, open defecation, cooking fuel type, household size), programmatic (iron–folic acid tablet consumption, antenatal care visits) and dietary (intake of Fe, folic acid...

POSHAN’s Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research: Issue 21

POSHAN’s Abstract Digest presents two breakthrough studies that take a critical look at the association of water, sanitation, and handwashing (WASH) interventions with nutrition, and a systematic review on enteric dysfunction and child stunting. Other interesting studies include those related to the design, cost and other program elements pertaining to diets for maternal and child health, as...

First Foods: Improving Diets in Early Childhood

This special issue of the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal focuses on why improving complementary foods and feeding for infants and young children matters and what it takes to improve them. The issue builds on the global meeting convened by UNICEF and the governments of India and Maharashtra in Mumbai, India, in November 2015,...

Integrating and Strengthening Nutrition in Agriculture and Maternal and Child Health Programs in Guatemala: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2011 to 2017

This report showcases FANTA’s work in Guatemala between 2011 and 2017. FANTA has supported work on stunting prevention in the country by engaging the Government of Guatemala and partners in multisectoral efforts to integrate and strengthen nutrition in health and agriculture interventions, particularly those targeting women and children in the Western Highlands.

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DHS Fellows Program Application Deadline

The 2018 DHS Fellows Program is seeking applicants among university faculty in the following Asian and African countries:

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste  
Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe

To learn more and apply, please visithttps...

Regional Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

October 30 - 31: FAO and WHO will host this Regional Symposium following the global Symposium on “Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, held in Rome in December 2016 as a follow up to the recommendations from the International Conference on...

Can Cash Transfers Improve Determinants of Maternal Mortality? Evidence from the Household and Community Programs in Indonesia

This paper assesses the effects of Indonesia’s national cash transfer programs, PKH (conditional) and Generasi (unconditional) on the determinants of maternal mortality, using samples of 14,000 and 12,000 households respectively. It shows that Generasi improved maternal health knowledge, access to health services, and nutritional intake. As for PKH, its strongest effects seem concentrated on...

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