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Author: Kathy Cope
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: causes, consequences, solutions, problems, focus, elderly, national, crisis, malnutrition
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788148141
ISBN-13: 9780788148149

Malnutrition in the elderly is linked directly to disability, dysfunction, & morbidity, as well as the loss of life & independent living, & skyrocketing health care costs. This manual combines basic principles & concepts with a simple approach & nutrition screening instruments to improve the nutritional status of the elderly & provide a higher quality of life. Covers: the problem of malnutrition, the causes & consequences of malnutrition, as well as implementing the solution, & the continuum of care. Numerous checklists, tables, & graphics. Extensive bibliography. Resource listing.

Author: Emily Levitt
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: potential, response, causes, scope, afghanistan, scale, malnutrition
Number of Pages: 238
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 0821384414
ISBN-13: 9780821384411

South Asia has the highest rates of malnutrition and the largest number of malnourished women and children in the world. Childhood malnutrition is the main cause of child mortality'¬ ;one-third of all child deaths are due to the underlying cause of malnutrition. For the children who survive, malnutrition results in lifelong problems by severely reducing a child'¬"s ability to learn and to grow to his or her full potential. Malnutrition directly leads to less productive adults and thus to weaker national economic performance. The negative impact of malnutrition on a society'¬"s productivity

Author: Paul Glewwe
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ghana, economic, analysis, malnutrition, childhood, primary, school, enrollment, delayed
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1993-12
ISBN-10: 0821326651
ISBN-13: 9780821326657

Explores the effect of malnutrition on school enrollment and extent of schooling. In many developing countries, less than half of all primary school students have enrolled by age six, and many do not enroll until age eight or nine. This paper uses data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey to explore this phenomenon. The authors develop a number of explanations for delayed primary school enrollment in Ghana, but their main focus is on nutrition. They find that infant and child malnutrition has a major impact on the age at which children enroll in school. They argue that chronically malnourish

Author: Unknown
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: bolivia, nutrition, poverty
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0821353780
ISBN-13: 9780821353783

Malnutrition is crippling Bolivia, afflicting approximately one in four babies born there each year. Despite high annual expenditures on improving nutrition and food security, and notwithstanding some stunning successes in the past two decades, the fundamental problem is still not improving.This book begins by defining the nature and extent of the malnutrition problem in Bolivia, its causes, and its occurrence relative to wealth, location, and ethnicity. It goes on to identify the underlying reasons for the failed response, asserting that the most fundamental barrier to progress is a general m

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: economics, experiences, epidemiology, survival, health, child, environmental
Number of Pages: 226
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 082137236X
ISBN-13: 9780821372364

Each year, millions of children in developing countries fall sick and die from diseases caused by polluted air, contaminated water and soil, and poor hygiene behavior. Repeated infectious also contribute to malnutrition in children, and subsequently impacts future learning and productivity. This book analyzes the linkages between malnutrition and environmental health, and assesses the burden of disease on young children, and its economic costs.

Author: Meera Shekar
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: large, scale, action, strategy, development, nutrition, central, repositioning
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821363999
ISBN-13: 9780821363997

Persistent malnutrition is contributing not only to widespread failure to meet the first MDG ”to halve poverty and hunger ”but to meet other goals in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, education, and gender equity. The choice is now between continuing to fail, or to finally make nutrition central to development. Underweight prevalence among children is the key indicator for measuring progress on non-income poverty and malnutrition remains the world's most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality. Nearly a third of children in the developing world are e

Author: Manohar Sharma, IFPRI
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: dimension, ecoregional, malnutrition, overcoming
Number of Pages: 32
ISBN-10: 0896296172
ISBN-13: 9780896296176
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