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Severe acute malnutrition in Asia
(© 2014 United Nations University Press, 2014-06-01)
Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a common condition that kills children and intellectually maims those who survive. Close to 20 million children under the age of 5 years suffer from SAM globally, and about 1 million of ...
Community-based management of acute malnutrition in Bangladesh: feasibility and constraints
(© 2014 United Nations University Press, 2014)
Background. To achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, particularly reduction in child mortality (Millennium Development Goal 4), effective interventions to address severe and moderate acute malnutrition ...
Development and acceptability testing of ready-to-use supplementary food made from locally available food ingredients in Bangladesh
(© 2014 BioMed Central Ltd., 2014)
Background: Inadequate energy and micronutrient intake during childhood is a major public health problem in developing countries. Ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) made of locally available food ingredients can improve ...
Adherence to multiple micronutrient powder among young children in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study Global health
(© 2015 BioMed Central Ltd., 2015)
Background: Multiple micronutrient powder (MMNP) can be sprinkled onto any semisolid food and can be given to young children to address iron deficiency anemia. The female community health volunteers of BRAC (an NGO) known ...