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Evidence-based approaches to childhood stunting in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

This systematic review systematically evaluated health and nutrition programmes to identify context-specific interventional packages that might help to prioritise the implementation of programmes for reducing stunting in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Read more here here

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A mobile app to manage acute malnutrition

A mobile health (mHealth) application has been developed and piloted in five countries by World Vision, Dimagi, Save the Children and International Medical Corps (IMC). The purpose of the app is to help health workers follow treatment protocol and generate accurate and timely data to respond to changes in caseloads. The paper discusses challenges and […]

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Enhancing emergency care in low-income countries using mobile technology-based training tools

This paper discusses the role of mobile technology in developing training tools for health workers, with particular reference to low-income countries (LICs). Read more here

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ANEC VII Pre-congress Workshop on Prevention and Treatment of Severe Malnutrition

The IMTF in collaboration with the African Nutrition Society invites you to a workshop Communities of Practice for prevention and treatment of severe malnutrition. The workshop will be held during the VII African Nutrition and Epidemiology Conference, in Marrakech, Morocco to be held from 9th to 14th October 2016. Aim and purpose The aim of […]

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7th African Nutrition and Epidemiology Conference, Marrakesh City, Morocco

The 7th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VII) will be held in Marrakesh City, Morocco from 9-14th October, 2016. The conference is being hosted by the Moroccan Society of Nutrition in conjunction with the African Nutrition Society. Click a link to link to conference website

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. URBAN JONSSON

Dr. Urban Jonsson passed away on March 8th, just a few days after his 72nd birthday. Urban Jonsson, a national of Sweden and resident of Tanzania, held a Ph.D. in Food Science with focus on Nutrition. He pursued advanced training on nutrition at Cornell University and lifelong studies in philosophy, mathematics and a series of […]

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Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation for Improving Infant Survival: Hope or hype?

In 2008, in the first Lancet Series on Nutrition, Bhutta et al. concluded that neonatal vitamin A supplementation reduced mortality in infants younger than 6 months in Asia, and recommended it as a ‘core intervention’ for this region. In 2008, in the first Lancet Series on Nutrition, Bhutta et al. concluded that neonatal vitamin A […]

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New Book: Community Nutrition for Developing Countries

This book, edited by Norman J. Temple and Nelia Steyn, primarily aims to meet the needs of nutritionists and other health professionals living and working in developing countries. Community Nutrition for Developing Countries is written by both scholars and practitioners and draws on their wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of nutrition in developing countries […]

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The eNutrition Academy: Supporting a New Generation of Nutritional Scientists around the World

The article summarizes the findings of a symposium held at the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2015. The symposium explored the themes of international capacity development, with a particular focus on the African continent, online learning, and the eNA e-learning platform. The article concludes that given the vast human capacity present […]

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MALNUTRITION KILLS! CAN WE SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL?

2nd International Conference on Malnutrition. Date: April 7-8th, 2016 Venue: Multan, Pakistan For full details on this conference, visit the Conference website. Click here .

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