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Ecohealth Research in Practice: Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health

"This book is about doing innovative research to achieve sustainable and equitable change in people’s health and well-being through improved interactions with the environment. It presents experiences from the field of ecosystem approaches to heal…

Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys

"Despite sustained macroeconomic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country’s total child nutrition status remains poor. More so, wide within country disparities in stunting and under weight rates exist across the country.…

Food Security and Child Nutrition Status among Urban Poor Households in Uganda: Implications for Poverty Alleviation

"The urgent need for in-depth analyses of the patterns and determinants of food and nutrition insecurity in urban areas in Uganda cannot be overemphasized. Using cross-sectional data, this study explores the key determinants of the food security and…

Food Insecurity and Family Structure in Nigeria

The article explores a series of questions and hypotheses related to polygynous family structures and both household and individual-level food security outcomes, using the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Survey data from Nigeria, collected…

Fathers' Nutrition Knowledge is Associated with Household's, Women's, and Child's Dietary Diversity in the Agriculture to Nutrition Study in Ethiopia

In an effort to address undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies among women and children in rural areas of developing countries, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) projects focus on women as a medium to effect positive nutritional outcomes.…

Stories of Change: Rwanda: Understanding how Rwanda Created an Enabling Environment for Improvements in Nutrition and the Challenges that Remain

Understanding the context-specific causes of child malnutrition, including those related to political commitment and program and policy coherence, is essential for effectively reducing the prevalence of nutrition-related problems such as stunting an…

Legumes for Households Food Security in Zimbabwe's Semi-arid Areas - Implications Child Nutrition

Food and nutrition security have become an increasingly important area of policy debate in developing countries. Children in the semi-arid areas of Africa are most vulnerable because of the poor socio-economic status of their parents especially thei…

Determinants of Child Malnutrition in Mauritania

The empirical context of this research is in an environment where malnutrition is a real public health concern. The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of the nutritional state of children under the age of five years in Mauritan…

Women Empowerment in Agriculture and Children Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Burkina Faso

Women play a great role in agriculture activities as they are producer of the major part of food crop in developing countries and empowering them enable household nutrition. This study aims to assess the effect of women's empowerment in agriculture …

Weather Shocks and Child Nutrition: Evidence from Tanzania

In this paper, we examine the relationship between childhood exposure to adverse weather shocks and nutritional and health outcomes of children in Tanzania. Using household panel data matched with spatially disaggregated data on weather shocks, we e…

Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Household Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

An estimated 31.6 million people in Ethiopia are undernourished indicating a serious food shortage problem in the country. Ethiopia’s food production is extremely vulnerable to adverse weather conditions as the economy is dependent upon rain-fed ag…

Women Empowerment in Agriculture and Child Nutrition: Evidence from Ethiopia

This paper examines the impact of women empowerment in agriculture on intragender nutritional outcomes of children below five years old. We use a two-round panel data from a baseline (6977 households in 2013) and midline (6696 households in 2015) su…

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…

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…

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…

Nutrition Knowledge and Women's Empowerment Improve Child Nutrition Outcomes in Rural Ethiopia

Ending malnutrition in its various forms is a key policy challenge for national and international development efforts. The long-standing approach to ending malnutrition in poor countries has had its focus primarily on improving the availability and …

Does Women's Time on the Farm Affect Children's Nutritional Status? Evidence from Tanzania

Time allocation between reproductive and productive work in agriculture has implications for nutrition. Women, especially of reproductive age, are always confronted with the inescapable reality of dual responsibility of nurturing and caring for thei…

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