43

43

results

Filter your results

Apply filters

Mother's Spending Decisions, Ethnicity and Child Malnutrition in Ghana

"I argue in this policy brief that the relationship between ethnicity and the mother’s role in child nutrition is either direct or indirect, depending on the nature of cultural practices. Thus, in a setting with cultural practices such as food taboo…

Better Nutrition for Children in Uganda: The Policy Makers Role

"Although Uganda has made tremendous progress in improving welfare outcomes in the past 20 years, some key welfare outcomes especially regarding nutritional status have performed dismally. For instance, the proportion of poor persons reduced from 56…

HIV/AIDS and Children's Migration in Southern Africa

"Southern Africa is the region worst affected by the global AIDS pandemic and also experiences very high levels of migration. The two countries examined in this paper, Lesotho and Malawi, have estimated adult HIV prevalence rates of 31% and 16% resp…

A Quantitative Analysis of Determinants of Child and Maternal Malnutrition in Nigeria

"Malnutrition rates among children 0-36 months and women of reproductive age in Nigeria are high and vary significantly across rural-urban locations, geopolitical regions, and agroecological zones, constituting a significant public health challen…

Facilitating Fertility Decline to Maximise on the Window of Opportunity

"Kenya’s initial rapid fertility decline in the 1980s was followed by stagnation at high levels in the 1990s. On the other hand, child mortality rates have recently dropped by substantial margins. This has resulted in rapid population increase, and …

Assessing Levels and Determinants of Child Deprivation in Eastern and Southern Africa

"Progress in addressing inequities in child health and wellbeing in Africa has partly been curtailed by lack of proper indicators to measure and monitor progress in reducing the vulnerability of children. Child wellbeing has mostly been identified a…

Socio Economic Factors of Early Childhood Mortality in Ethiopia : Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey

The rates of childhood mortality are important summary indicators of social development, quality of life, overall health, maternal health and welfare. Childhood deaths are primarily caused by preventable and communicable diseases and poor coverage o…

Influencing Policy for Children in Tanzania : Lessons From Education, Legislation and Social Protection

"The central concern of this paper is to identify the best systems and mechanisms to enable support for children, especially the most vulnerable children, given limited resources and capacity constraints. While the issues remain complex, an examinat…

Coping Strategies Used by Street Children in the Event of Illness

"This study examined the health seeking behaviours of street children in three municipal districts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The research was carried out in October 2005 and involved 272 street children, aged 10 to 18 years of age. Findings reveal…

SUN: A Global Movement to Accelerate Progress in Reducing Maternal and Child Undernutrition

"As the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)approaches, the poor countries of the world have already made considerable progress toward reducing maternal and child undernutrition. From 1990 to 2008, the prevalence of stu…

La Situation des Enfants au Sénégal: Pauvreté, Vulnérabilités et Réponses Politiques / The Situation of Children in Senegal Regarding: Poverty, Vulnerabilities and Political Responses

This paper analyzed the way in which the fiscal and protection policies implemented in Senegal respond to the vulnerability and poverty of children. The available data on the physical situation of the latter provide evidence that many of them are de…

Improving Immunisation in Urban Slum Areas in Nigeria through Stakeholder Participation: Implication for Research

This policy brief is based on the findings of CPED's on-going implementation research on “Improving immunisation in urban slum areas of Nigeria through stakeholder participation”. The project is one of the small scale implementation research program…

The Effect of Rising Food Prices and Policy on Children and Households Nutritional Outcomes in Ethiopia

This study examined the effect of rising food prices and policy on children and households’ nutritional outcomes. Cross and own price elasticities are calculated for the nine food groups. The result suggests that own price increase leads to a decrea…

Le Bien-Être Économique des Ménages et la Santé des Enfants en République Démocratique du Congo /Household Economic Well-being and Child Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Health is both a direct component of human well-being and a form of human capital that increases an individual’s capabilities and opportunities to generate income and reduces vulnerability. It is argued that these two views are complementary, and bo…

Effect of Nutrition Knowledge and Women's Empowerment on Nutrition Outcomes of Children in Rural Ethiopia

Child malnutrition in its various forms remains widespread in Ethiopia, and children often consume poor diets characterized by low diversity. Efforts seeking to improve child nutrition have placed a strong emphasis on women’s role. Women’s nutriti…

Susceptibility of Women and Children to Induced Infectious Disease Incidents due to Climate Change in the Niger Delta Communities

Climate change has become a major global challenge. Human health is profoundly affected by climate change and its associated impacts. Altered patterns of rainfall and increased frequency of extreme weather events have been known to influence the inc…

Breastfeeding and Child Health in Uganda

The study set out to estimate the effect of breastfeeding on child mortality and stunting. We used nationally representative Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) of 2011 merged with the community section of the Uganda National Household Surve…

Explaining the Decline in Child Stunting in Malawi between 2010 and 2015

In 1992, the prevalence of stunting among under five children was 49%. In 2000, 2004 and 2010, the prevalence of stunting remained persistently high at 48%, 48% and 47%, respectively. However, this dropped dramatically to 37% in 2016, and led to con…

Cost-benefit Analysis of Interventions to Reduce the Prevalence of Stunting in Malawi - Technical Report

The nutrition response in Malawi reflects the holistic and multi-sectoral nature of the issue. The focus of this research paper is on one aspect, namely a section of frontline workers - specifically HSAs and CDAs. The rationale for focusing on HSAs…

Effects of Maternal Immunization on Birth Weight in Rural Cameroon

This study investigated the effects of tetanus immunization on birth weight in rural Cameroon. Specifically, the study sought to: examine the determinants of mother’s immunization in Cameroon; assess the impact of mother tetanus immunization on chil…

Showing page 1 of 3

Next page