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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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Routine Amoxicillin for Uncomplicated Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children

This double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial in Niger randomly assigned children who were 6 to 59 months of age and had uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition to receive amoxicillin or placebo for 7 days. The primary outcome was nutritional recovery at or before week 8. The researchers found no benefit of routine antibiotic use with respect to nutritional recovery […]

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Papers on nutritious complementary feeding to improve nutrition and prevent childhood undernutrition

These papers are part of Supplement of MCN on Policy, Program and Innovation in Complementary Feeding sponsored by Sight and Life. They are free access and provide evidence from research on nutritious complementary feeding for the prevention of childhood undernutrition. Links to the papers are available via Sight and Life website at Supplement for MCN […]

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