Keyword: Nutrition surveys

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Alternative Sampling Designs for Emergency Settings

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance II Project (FANTA-2) has recently released new guidance material on survey sampling in emergencies. .

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 24)

Applying GIS to Nutrition Surveys

This article highlights the potential benefit, resource needs and constraints of applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) analysis to a conventional nutritional survey dataset in a developing country or an emergency context.

Issue 26, November 2005 (page 30)

Assessment of the PROBIT approach for estimating the prevalence of acute malnutrition from population surveys

Summary of research.

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 12)

Chronic Malnutrition: a Problem not Addressed by SFPs

An Appeal for a Development Programme by MSF Spain in Mandera District, Kenya.

Issue 7, July 1999 (page 12)

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)

Contextual data collection in nutrition surveys in Ethiopia

Summary of analysis.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 14)

Determining predictors for severe acute malnutrition: Causal analysis within a SQUEAC assessment in Chad

Following the onset of drought in Mongo District, Guerra Region of Chad, in April 2012 the International Rescue Committee (IRC) began supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) in delivering a community-based management of acute malnutrition programme (CMAM) for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 24)

EPI INFO Training Manual for Nutrition Surveys

Save the Children UK has developed a comprehensive training manual to provide training on how to use EPI INFO specifically to analyse data from nutrition surveys.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 19)

Evaluation of SCUK Emergency Nutrition Intervention in Malawi During 2002-2003

The 2001 harvest in Malawi was particularly poor and it was recognised by June/July that there would be a substantial maize deficit. Furthermore the grain reserve had been sold off, and the money from this reserve was ‘missing’.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 20)

Food insecurity and child malnutrition in North Bangladesh

This article describes the experiences of a Swiss-based NGO, Tdh Fondation, on maternal and child nutrition programming in Bangladesh, and their observations around the impact of the food price crisis.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 28)

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)

Including infants in nutrition surveys

Guidelines on nutritional survey methodologies currently stipulate that children between 6 to 59 months should be surveyed.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 15)

Interpreting results of field surveys using probability calculators

Field practitioners in humanitarian settings often face challenges analysing and interpreting the results of nutrition surveys.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 38)

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)

Learning from nutrition interventions in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya

Summary of evaluations.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 23)

Methodology for a Nutritional Survey among the nomadic population of northern Mali

Acción contra el Hambre España (ACFE) has been working in Gao and Kidal, two regions in northern Mali, since 1996.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 15)

Mortality and nutrition surveys by NGOs

Summary of research.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 7)

Partnership and Disaster Response (and Post Script)

Save the Children Fund (SCF UK) has been working in Bangladesh since the Bhola cyclone of 1970.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 12)

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)

Piloting LQAS in Somaliland

This article presents a pilot study1 conducted in Somaliland by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation Food Security Analysis Unit, (FAO/FSAU). It uses the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method to assess the nutritional situation and compares the results to a 30x30 cluster survey conducted simultaneously in the same sample population.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 27)

Scurvy outbreak and erosion of livelihoods masked by low wasting levels in drought affected Northern Afghanistan

Kohistan is one of the most remote districts of Faryab Province in Afghanistan. It is in the south of the province bordering Badghis and Ghor provinces and is an eight-hour car journey from the provincial capital of Maimana to the district capital Bandar.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 14)

The Pakistan Earthquake Survey: Methodological Lessons Learned

On October 8, 2005 a strong earthquake - said to be the most powerful in the region in 500 years - hit the northeastern part of Pakistan. The result was massive destruction and catastrophic mortality, primarily in the upper Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) and in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 26)

UNHCR standardised nutrition survey guidelines and training

Nutritional outcomes continue to be of concern in most refugee contexts. UNHCR recommends the measurement of anthropometric status, anaemia and other associated indicators (including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and mosquito net coverage) on an annual basis in order to monitor situations and to react in a timely manner to any deterioration.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 57)