Abstract Environmental conditions in early life are known to have impacts on later health outcomes, but causal mechanisms and potential remedies have been difficult to discern. This paper uses the Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys of 2006 and 2011, combined with earlier NASA satellite observations of variation in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) at each child’s location and time of birth to identify the trimesters of gestation and periods of infancy when climate variation is linked to attained height later in life. We find Continue reading →
Abstract- Objectives: Describe the prevalence of anemia in Nepali non-pregnant women of reproductive age by agroecological zone and potential risk factors.
This poster is a result of Edgar Agaba’s ALE-(Applied Learning Experience) research work that was completed last year in Uganda’s 2 districts of Lira and Kisoro. Collaborators included MPH- ALE, JSI/SPRING Project, and the Nutrition Innovation Lab. The poster was presented at the LCIRAH Research Conference, June 03-04, 2015.
This presentation is a result of Edgar Agaba’s ALE-(Applied Learning Experience) research work that was completed last year in Uganda’s 2 districts of Lira and Kisoro. Collaborators included MPH- ALE, JSI/SPRING Project, and the Nutrition Innovation Lab. It was originally presented it to Faculty and students on Wednesday, April 29th 2015: Sackler Room 316, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m as part of the ALE Presentations.
Recent studies have found evidence of an increasing polarization between healthy and unhealthy diets, with many high income countries having diets that are becoming more healthy, while in lower income countries diets are becoming more unhealthy. However, little is known about how the changing availability of different kinds of foods at a national level may be related to both undernutrition and NCDs.
The 2014 Annual Scientific Symposium in Katmandu Nepal, Jamie Dorsey’s poster presentation entitled, “Linking Antenatal and Postnatal Care, maternal health knowledge, and behavior among women in the PoSHAN Community Studies”.
2014 Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Poster presentation from Erin Bihel entitled, “Does amount and kind of food brought by a Household vary by indices of wealth in Nepal”
2014 Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Poster presentation from Claire Fitch entitled, “Is diversity in agriculture production linked to dietary diversity in among Nepalese Women? Findings from the PoSHAN Community Studies”
In Nepal, despite improvements in poverty reduction and health services, malnutrition persists. 41% of children under age five are stunted, 29% of children are underweight, and 18% of women of reproductive age are malnourished1. The Government of Nepal, research institutions, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working to improve nutrition through nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions such as agricultural programs that increase production, productivity and income; improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practices; and encouraging more equitable food allocation within the household2. The involvement of Continue reading →
Nepal’s burden of malnutrition and the dominance of agricultural livelihoods highlight the importance of understanding the pathways from agricultural production to nutritional outcomes and employing interventions that incorporate food production and consumption. A need for improved understanding of such pathways and the impacts of nutrition-sensitive interventions has encouraged related research initiatives in Nepal. Agriculture research has often been conducted separately from nutrition research, despite the inherent relationship between agriculture and nutrition in rural Nepal’s food-producing households and increasing recognition that agricultural production directly influences food Continue reading →