We explored the empirical relationship between bio-fortification and child nutrition in Uganda. The research expanded the traditional approach used to address child nutrition by including in the model a categorical dependent variable for a household growing bio-fortified crop varieties. We used three waves of panel data from the Feed. The Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, collected from 6 districts in Uganda.
Markers of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Are Associated with Poor Growth and Iron Status in Rural Ugandan Infants
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), characterized by altered intestinal permeability/inflammation, microbial translocation, and systemic inflammation (SI), may be a significant contributor to micronutrient deficiencies and poor growth in infants from low-resource settings.
We examined associations among EED, SI, growth, and iron status at 6 mo of age.
Unsafe Drinking Water Is Associated with Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Poor Growth Outcomes in Young Children in Rural Southwestern Uganda
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a subclinical disorder of the small intestine, and poor growth are associated with living in poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) conditions, but specific risk factors remain unclear. Nested within a birth cohort study, this study investigates relationships among water quality, EED, and growth in 385 children living in southwestern Uganda. Water quality was assessed using a portable water quality test when children were 6 months, and safe water was defined as lacking Escherichia coli contamination.
Ugandan women with higher dietary diversity scores are more likely to belong to higher than lower BMI quantiles: findings from rural north and southwest Uganda
This poster examines dietary diversity scores and BMI quantiles in northern and southwestern Ugandan districts. Presented at the 5th Annual Scientific Symposium.
This poster examines links between cattle ownership and malaria/anemia in Ugandan children. Presented at ICN 2017.
This poster draws connections between sanitation and malnutrition in Uganda using data from over 3,000 household surveys. Presented at ICN 2017.
District Presentations: Effectiveness of Integrated Agriculture, Health Livelihood and Nutrition Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health in Rural Uganda: A Birth Cohort Study.
These presentations were made in various Ugandan Districts, covering data gathered during the Uganda Birth Cohort Study specific to each of those districts.
The presentations were delivered in April of 2016 by Drs. Bernard Bashaasha and Florence Kinyata.
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Africa Day: Effectiveness of integrated Agriculture, health livelihood and nutrition interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition and health in rural Uganda: A birth cohort study
This poster presentation was featured at the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security in Kampala Uganda on Oct. 28-30, 2015.
Implementing a Cold-Chain System for Nutritional Assessment in Rural Uganda; Field Experiences from the Nutrition Innovation Lab Cohort Study
The objective of this venture was to elaborate on the procedures undertaken to establish blood draws and cold chain for nutrition assessments. A total of 5,044 birth cohort households were enrolled and assessed using household questionnaires, anthropometry, and blood sampling to assess nutritional issues and exposures to environmental contaminants. The challenge was to obtain, transport, process, store, and analyze tens of thousands of serum samples obtained in sites that were often difficult to reach.