Nutrition News for Africa 2006
December 15 2006
An article entitled “Determinants of anemia among pregnant women in Mali” was published by Ag Ayoya et al. in the Food and Nutrition Bulleting, vol 27, no.1.
November 30 2006
An article entitled “Multi-micronutrient Sprinkles including a low dose of iron provided as microencapsulated ferrous fumarate improves haematologic indices in anaemic children: a randomized clinical trial” was published by Christofides et al. in the journal compilation Maternal and Child Nutrition 2, pp.169-180, 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
November 15 2006
A short report entitled “Prescription and administration of a 14-day regimen of zinc treatment for childhood diarrhea in Mali” was published by Winch et al. in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 74(5), 2006, pp880-883.
October 31 2006
An article by Collins S et al. entitled “Management of severe acute malnutrition in Children” was published in the September 26, 2006 edition of The Lancet.
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October 15 2006
A Ranz Prize Lecture by Rosalind S. Gibson entitled “Zinc: the missing link in combating micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries” was published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2006), 65, 51-60.
September 30 2006
A study entitled “The positive impact of red palm oil in school meals on vitamin Astatus: study in Burkina Faso” was published in Nutrition Journal 2006, 5:1
September 15 2006
“Development and Validation of an Experience-Based Measure of Household Food Insecurity within and across Seasons in Northern Burkina Faso”, by Frongillo EA and Nanama S, was published in the Journal of Nutrition (J. Nutr. 36: 1409S–1419S, 2006).
August 31 2006
An article entitled “Vitamin supplements, socioeconomic status, and morbidity events as predictors of wasting in HIV-infected women from Tanzania” was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2005 82:857-65).
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May 15 2006
The first set of the new WHO Child Growth Standards and related data are described in a special supplement to Acta Paediatrica (volume 95 april 2006 supplement 450).
April 30 2006
A survey by Kikafunda and Namusoke was published in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture Nutrition and Development (Volume 6 No. 1 2006) entitled Nutritonal Status of HIV/AIDS Orphaned Children in Households Headed by the Elderly in Rakai District, South Western Uganda)
April 15 2006
A study entitled ‘Supplemental Feeding with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in Malawian Children at Risk of Malnutrition’ by Patel et al was published in the December 2005 Journal of Health Population and Nutrition 23 (4):351-357.
January 15 2006
A study entitled 'Safety and efficacy of zinc supplementation for children with HIV-1 infection in South Africa: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial' by Bobat et al was presented in The Lancet (Vol 366 November 26, 2005).