Category: Nutrition interventions

A food-based strategy to improve nutrition in emergencies

Since February 2000 the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has been implementing a project to improve household food security through home gardening and nutrition education in southern Somalia.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 24)

Beyond the indicators - Assessing project impact on children’s lives

In humanitarian work, how do we know that we are positively reaching distinct members of a community? When we calculate beneficiary households, can we be sure that everyone in the household is really benefiting? And is it clear to what extent they are benefiting?.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 32)

Community care: addressing the management of severe malnutrition

Summary of published paper.

Issue 14, November 2001 (page 4)

Completing the Jigsaw Puzzle: Joint Assessment Missions (JAM)

Food security continues to be a challenging and often elusive possibility for many of the almost 2 million camp-based refugees worldwide.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 50)

Did the Rwandan Evaluation Change anything?

A report by the Joint Evaluation Follow-up Monitoring and Facilitation Network (JEFF).

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 29)

Effects of agricultural and nutrition education projects on child health in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 21)

Factors influencing deviance in growth of children in rural West Bengal

Summary of MSc Thesis.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 7)

FANTA Review of Essential Nutrition Actions in Ethiopia

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project has announced the release of the Review of Incorporation of Essential Nutrition Actions into Public Health Programmes in Ethiopia Report (January 2008).

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 17)

Feasibility and effectiveness of preventing child malnutrition with local foods in Kenya

The findings of a study to establish the operational feasibility and effectiveness of using locally available foods to prevent malnutrition and improve child growth in Kenyan children have recently been published.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 31)

From the editor

Ethiopia is a diverse country where a significant proportion of the population live on or below the poverty line, where food insecurity is widespread and rates of acute malnutrition are often at or above the international threshold that defines an emergency situation.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 4)

Home treatment for severe malnutrition in South Sudan

This article details the largely positive experiences of ACF-USA in using home treatment as an integral part of their programme to manage severe malnutrition in South Sudan.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 18)

Impact of cross-sectoral approach to addressing konzo in DRC

From December 2009 to October 2011, Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA) implemented a 22-month long intervention in the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) addressing several factors underlying the konzo epidemic affecting the population of Kwango district (see Figure 1).

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 51)

Involving communities in nutritional screening in Ethiopia

The International Nutrition Foundation (INF), in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU) with funding from the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) will establish the Iron Deficiency Project Advisory Service (IDPAS).

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 10)

Letter challenging conclusions and analysis of Lancet Undernutrition Series, by Fiona Watson and Carmel Dolan


Issue 33, June 2008 (page 26)

Market-led Livelihood Recovery and Enhancement Programme and integrating ENAs

Food for the Hungry Ethiopia (FHE) began working in Ethiopia in 1984 through aid efforts in response to the famine at that time. In the beginning, FHE operated through partner organisations, delivering emergency food aid to those affected by the famine.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 57)

Nutrition intervention in crisis some worrying practices

During recent field work (notably in Burundi), I came across certain worrying practices in the emergency nutrition sector.

Issue 16, August 2002 (page 28)

Nutritional Risk Factors in Older Refugees

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 8)

Qualitative review of an alternative treatment of SAM in Myanmar

In 2009, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) treated an estimated 18,000 children under five years for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships and Sittwe, Rakhine state, western Myanmar.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 7)

Rapid impact on malnutrition through a multi-faceted programme in Wolayita, Southern Ethiopia

Most people have heard of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention - known as CDC.

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 19)

Reaction to the article on the double burden of obesity and malnutrition in Western Sahara refugees

One of the key challenges that the nutrition community faces in this century is the double burden of nutrition. In many countries, it is found that acute malnutrition continues to pose a public health problem while overnutrition is becoming more and more of a problem as well. .

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 42)

REEP experiences in Western Kenya

A communications graduate from Dayster University in Kenya, Mary Makopkha originally worked as a freelance journalist for several publications. She founded REEP (Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Programme) in 1997 to spearhead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other issues affecting her Butula-Busia community.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 26)

Refugee Numbers Decline

The global number of refugees fell by 18% to 17.1 million in 2003 - the smallest number in a decade, according to Ruud Lubbers the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who announced the new data just before World Refugee day on June 20th.

Issue 23, November 2004 (page 13)

Revisiting Sphere: new standards of service delivery for new trends in protracted displacement

Summary of research.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 18)

Scale up Nutrition (SUN): a new global movement

In April 2010 a Road Map to Scale Up Nutrition (SUN) was launched based on a SUN Framework endorsed by over 100 entities including national governments, UN agencies, civil society organisations, academia, philanthropic bodies and the private sector.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 81)

Simulation model to estimate micronutrient levels in fortified blended foods

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 18)

Social marketing of a nutritional supplement in Niger

This article shares some experiences of the company, Nutriset, in applying a social marketing approach to assess the affordability of a micronutrient supplement for 1-5 year olds to low income mothers in Niamey, Niger.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 28)

Socio-Anthropological Aspects of Home Recovery from Severe Manutrition

This article shares the experiences of a programme- based field study in Makeni, Sierra Leone, which looked at how home based rehabilitation of severe malnutrition was perceived, and whether it was more acceptable and beneficial than centre-based management in this context.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 24)

Temporal Integration - Demand driven CTC (Special Supplement 2)

Early CTC programmes prioritised the timely provision of an appropriate level of care to a large proportion of the target population and monitored this using the standard SPHERE indicators plus assessments of coverage.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 53)

The experience of multi-storey gardens in Ethiopian refugee camps

Ethiopia hosts around 112,201 refugees. Approximately 1,564 reside as urban refugees, while the remainder live in eight different refugee camps. The majority of refugees are of Somali (K/Beyah, Shedr, Awbarre and Boqolmayo), Sudanese (Fugnido and Sherkole) and Eritrean (Mayani, Asayta and Shimelba) nationalities.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 36)

Update on Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and the ‘1000 Day’ movements

Recognised globally as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) committed to the eradication of hunger and actively engaged in the development and roll-out of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide participated in the September 2010 1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future Call to Action event.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 46)

WHO/UNICEF/WFP/UNHCR informal consultation on moderate malnutrition management in U5’s

Summary of meeting.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 24)