Category: Nutritional status

A systematic review of obstacles to treatment of adult undernutrition

This research dissertation reviewed some of the obstacles to treatment of adult undernutrition in adults – particularly in a humanitarian context, where inclusion of adults in nutritional response programmes remains limited.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 15)

Addressing the nutritional needs of older people in emergency situations: ideas for action

Summary of Report.

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 3)

Assessing malnutrition in older people

During emergencies the elderly are often identified as a vulnerable group who appear susceptible to malnutrition and disease.

Issue 1, May 1997 (page 10)

Carbon Dioxide Production in Acutely Ill Malnourished Children

Summary of published paper.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 9)

Comment on: Including infants in nutrition surveys

Perinatal mortality and birth-weight reflect the quality of the intrauterine environment and complications of birth.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 16)

Dietary Assessment of Camp Refugees

Summary of published research.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 8)

Distribution of WFP food aid in West Darfur

Summary of research.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 7)

Double Burden of obesity and malnutrition in Western Sahara refugees

There is growing recognition of a ‘double burden’ of malnutrition among populations in both affluent and less-affluent countries, i.e. the coexistence of undernutrition (e.g. stunting or underweight) with overweight, which has been observed at national and household levels.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 35)

Effect of Displacement on Growth of Children in Nigeria

Summary of published paper.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 7)

Factors influencing deviance in growth of children in rural West Bengal

Summary of MSc Thesis.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 7)

Feeding the unborn babies

The summary below is based upon a near final draft of the new MSF guidelines.1 The guidelines may therefore undergo some revision before publication. Furthermore, it should be noted that certain important aspects of these draft guidelines do not conform with other currently employed guidelines (Eds).

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 26)

High levels of mortality, malnutrition and measles amongst displaced Somali refugees in Dadaab, Kenya

Summary of published research.

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 20)

How to assess and respond to Iraqi refugee needs in Syria

This article shares the challenges of conducting a survey of the health, nutrition and livelihood conditions of Iraqi Refugees living amongst the local population in the North East of Syria.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 26)

Inadequate Refugee Rations: Is this a Result of Planning?

Published Lancet letters.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 9)

Letter on WHO 2006 Growth Standards, by Marko Kerac and Andrew Seal

This new 2006 WHO Growth standards: What will they mean for emergency nutrition programmes?.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 16)

Low rate of low birthweight in refugee camps in Nepal

Summary of research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 13)

Methods for Assessing Malnutrition in Older People

A Summary of Initial Findings.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 8)

Nutrition and baseline survey of older people in three refugee camps in Dadaab

This short summary of the findings of a nutrition survey conducted by HelpAge International in a refugee population in Kenya lend support to two other pieces in the research section of this issue of Field Exchange where lack of funding for older people caught up in humanitarian crises as well and neglect of the needs of older people amongst displaced populations are highlighted. (Ed).

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 19)

Nutritional status and handgrip strength in older refugees

Summary of research.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 5)

Nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women in relief camps in post-tsunami Sri Lanka

Summary of published research.

Issue 30, April 2007 (page 10)

Personal experiences of working during the Horn Africa crisis in 2011

The following is based on a face to face interview conducted by Carmel Dolan (ENN) with Mélody Tondeur and Sarah Style, two team members of an ENN technical assistance project to UNHCR , who oversaw surveys in Dadaab camps in Kenya during the height of the crisis in 2011. It describes their personal experiences in carrying out the surveys and their views on approaching large scale emergency refugee situations. Both Mélody and Sarah now work with UNHCR.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 44)

Physical activity levels in emergency affected populations

Summary of published paper.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 7)

RUTF use in adults in Kenya

Summary of meeting abstract.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 10)

Selective Feeding Programme for Detainees in Rwanda

CONCERN is currently providing a supplementary wet-ration to over 7,500 detainees in twelve cachots (commune level detention centres) in Rwanda. The objective of this supplementary feeding programme is to reduce the burden of food provision on the families of the detainees and, indirectly, to assist households to become food secure.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 4)

Taking forward research on adult malnutrition

Adult malnutrition was initially put on the agenda of the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) Working Group on Nutrition in Emergencies meeting in April 1999.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 11)

Targeting the Vulnerable in Emergency Situations: Who is Vulnerable?

Summary of Published Paper.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 16)

The Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Persons

The quarterly 'Reports on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Populations' (RNIS) are compiled and published by the ACC/Sub-Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN) based in Geneva.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 13)