Harding, Kassandra

Name
Kassandra Harding

Factors associated with wasting among children under five years old in South Asia: Implications for action

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South Asia continues to carry the greatest share and number of wasted children worldwide. Understanding the determinants of wasting is important as policymakers renew efforts to tackle this persistent public health and development problem. Using data from national surveys in Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan, this analysis explores factors associated with wasting among children aged 0 to 59 months (n = 252,797).

Education and micronutrient deficiencies: an ecological study exploring interactions between women's schooling and children's micronutrient status.

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Formal education can be a nutrition-sensitive intervention that supports the scale-up and impact of nutrition-specific actions. Maternal education has long been linked to child survival, growth, and development while adult earnings and nutrition are tied to years in school as a child. However, less is known about the relationship between maternal education and the micronutrient status of children, women and the general population.

Factors associated with child wasting in South Asia: An in-depth analysis of household survey data in six countries

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This poster explores child wasting in South Asia using an analysis of household survey data from 6 different countries. Presented at the 5th Annual Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Determinants of anemia among women and children in Nepal and Pakistan: An analysis of recent national survey data

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Anemia remains one of the most intractable public health challenges in South Asia. This paper analyzes individual-level and household-level determinants of anemia among children and women in Nepal and Pakistan.