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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Influence of Enhanced Nutrition and Psychosocial Stimulation in Early Childhood on Cognitive Functioning and Psychological Well-Being in Guatemalan Adults

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Findings from Guatemala suggest childhood nutritional supplementation and psychosocial stimulation have long-lasting effects on cognitive ability, executive function, and psychological well-being in adults.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Father Involvement in the Care of Children Born Small and Sick in Rwanda: Association with Children's Nutrition and Development

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Paternal involvement in the care of children in rural Rwanda born preterm, low birth weight and/or with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is limited. Significant factors associated with father involvement included smaller household size, maternal engagement in decision-making and learning activities, and being on‐track in developmental milestones for problem solving.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Child Health Redesign

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Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
Greater understanding of the interconnectedness of maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health led the World Health Organization and UNICEF to shift away from an exclusive focus on under-5 survival and toward an integrated ecological life course perspective. Authors call for greater integration of disability in children and adolescents into the global health agenda.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Adapting an Evidence-Based, Early Childhood Parenting Programme for Integration into Government Primary Health Care Services in Rural Bangladesh

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Adolescent Nutrition
Reach-Up and Learn, an evidence-based home-visiting program focused on early childhood development, has been adapted for routine delivery in community clinics. Iterative piloting identified challenges in incorporating the program into existing workloads and promoting mothers' engagement.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Local Means Local: New Tools for Strengthening Community-Led Development

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Recent research about community-led development (CLD) includes analysis of when this model has worked well, its impact on outcomes, and how to adapt existing evaluation methods to capture the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of CLD.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How to Work with USAID

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USAID representatives discuss agency priorities, the types of partners it supports, and how to find funding opportunities.  The goal of the New Partnerships Initiative is to multiply its development impact by elevating local leadership, fostering creativity and innovation, and mobilizing resources across the Agency’s programs. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Towards Reimagined Technical Assistance: The Current Policy Options and Opportunities for Change

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Current efforts to reimagine technical assistance (TA) largely focus on existing challenges with different types of TA and the development of an ideal model, with little attention paid to decision-making and trade-offs in implementation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global IYCF e-Learning Course Reaching Health Workers Around the World

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This free course, based on the World Health Organization’s Combined Course on Growth Assessment and Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling and supplemental content, has been adapted to deliver an immersive, interactive e-learning opportunity. While participants report that the course is of high quality and enrollments are increasing, few finish the course.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Case Studies Show How Medical Colleges in India Can Improve the Quality of MIYCN Service Delivery

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
By revising the undergraduate curriculum and updating service delivery protocols at hospitals, medical colleges are building the capacity of future generations of medical practitioners to deliver evidence-based maternal nutrition and infant and young child nutrition services.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Staple Food Fortification: A Commitment Guide for the UN Food Systems Summit and Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit

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Acute MalnutritionCOVID-19Food Security
Fortifying staple foods with essential vitamins and minerals is one evidence-based and highly cost-effective solution to help ensure that the food system delivers a more nutritious and affordable diet to all.
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[Webinar] New Resources for IYCF Programming – Updated Image Bank

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Early Childhood DevelopmentSocial and Behavior Change
Speakers highlighted key features of the IYCF Image Bank and explored how images from the Bank can be adapted to fit various cultural contexts.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Modality Decision Tool: Nutrition Addendum

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Emergency Nutrition Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
The Modality Decision Tool (MDT) Nutrition Addendum aids implementing partners to apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

USAID Advancing Nutrition Tanzania Fact Sheet

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Knowledge Management Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
This fact sheet in English and Swahili describes USAID Advancing Nutrition's support to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania as it seeks to address malnutrition in the country. This support includes direct technical assistance at the national level.
Anemia Toolkit

Combining the Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Protein, Iron, and Zinc Availability and Projected Climate Change on Global Diets: A Modelling Study

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Anemia
This modelling study uses the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade to project per capita availability of protein, iron, and zinc in 2050.
Anemia Toolkit

The Proportion of Anemia Associated with Iron Deficiency in Low, Medium, and High Human Development Index Countries: A Systematic Analysis of National Surveys

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Anemia
This article presents findings from a meta-analysis assessing the proportion of anemia that is attributable to iron deficiency. Data from 23 countries was pooled for pre-school children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age and the proportion of anemia attributable to iron deficiency was estimated by region, inflammation exposure, anemia prevalence, and setting.
Anemia Toolkit

Predictors of Anemia in Preschool Children: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project

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Anemia
This study used cross-sectional data from 16 surveys to evaluate predictors of anemia in preschool children (6-59 months of age) by country and infection-burden category. Findings indicate that iron deficiency, malaria, breastfeeding, stunting, underweight, inflammation, low socioeconomic status, and poor sanitation were each associated with anemia in >50% of the surveys.
Anemia Toolkit

Predictors of Anemia in Women of Reproductive Age: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project

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Anemia
This study used data from 10 cross-sectional, nationally representative data to assess the associations between anemia and multiple proximal (e.g., iron and vitamin A deficiencies, inflammation, malaria, and body mass index) and distal risk factors (e.g., education status, household sanitation and hygiene, and urban or rural residence) in nonpregnant women of reproductive age.
Anemia Toolkit

Factors Associated with Anaemia in a Nationally Representative Sample of Nonpregnant Women of Reproductive Age in Nepal

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Anemia
This study evaluated haemoglobin, biomarkers of iron status and other micronutrients, infection, inflammation, and blood disorders from the cross‐sectional 2016 Nepal National Micronutrient Status Survey with the aim to evaluate factors associated with anaemia among a nationally representative sample of nonpregnant women of reproductive age.
Anemia Toolkit

Parasites - Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STHs)

Anemia
This webpage provides a brief overview of the prevalence and impact of intestinal parasite that infect humans and provides links to learn more about the three common parasites - Ascaris, whipworm, and hookworm .
Anemia Toolkit

Are We Making Progress on Reducing Anemia in Women? Cross-country Comparison of Anemia Prevalence, Reach, and Use of Antenatal Care and Anemia Reduction Interventions

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Anemia
This report aims to assess the progress being made on reducing the burden of anemia in women and stimulate global and national action to improve the reach and delivery of proven anemia reduction interventions targeting pregnant women. Data from Demographic and Health Surveys conducted from 2004 to 2008 were used for cross-country and over-time comparisons of anemia prevalence in pregnant and no