Breaking down the barriers to treating malnutrition
The result, not surprisingly, is that the majority of malnourished children in South Sudan and many other countries are not getting the urgent treatment they need. Globally, malnutrition accounts for roughly half of all deaths of children under the age ...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International - Jan 15, 2017
When children suffer from acute malnutrition, their immune systems are so impaired that the risk of death is greatly increased. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), malnutrition is the single greatest threat to the world's public health ...
Feeding Asia: How improving cold chain efficiency could alleviate India's malnutrition
While this is a complex social and cultural issue, there are two important contributors to malnutrition affecting India as a whole: micronutrient deficiency (also known as hidden hunger), and the lack of a functioning cold chain. The cold chain is the ...
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Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health
by: Natalie Stein
Issues related to nutrition are among the most pressing public health concerns in modern times. Worldwide, nearly 1 billion individuals are undernourished, with over a billion more individuals deficient in protein or one or more essential micronutrients. Malnutrition plays a role in in more than half of all childhood deaths. Effects of malnutrition include mortality, decreased economic productivity, morbidities, such as blindness and stunting, and development of chronic diseases. Conversely, overnutrition has emerged as current and growing threat to the world's health.
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Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill
This text provides a review of the current knowledge in both the mechanics of nourishing the critically ill and the metabolic and immunological roles nutrients play. In-depth chapters discuss disease-related malnutrition as distinct from under-or-over nourishment and the impact of nourishment in either form of malnutrition. The appropriate timing and indications for nutrition support are provided as well as advanced techniques for improving practice. A broad range of issues related to interdisciplinary practice are addressed.
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Child Malnutrition - What? How? And when to Refer..
A detailed animation describing Child Malnutrition, focusing on the types, causes, signs and when a health worker should refer. The animation highlights how to ...
Diseases Caused by Malnutrition
Did you know there are 4 common diseases caused by malnutrition? This video has 4 good reasons to make sure you are getting your vitamins and minerals.
Cycle of Malnutrition
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Malnutrition: A Hidden Epidemic in Older Adults
Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk. Malnutrition does not just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who do not ...
Malnutrition is a broad term which refers to both undernutrition (subnutrition) and overnutrition. Individuals are malnourished, or suffer from undernutrition if their ...