Scaling Up Nutrition

What Will It Cost?

Author: Susan Horton,Meera Shekar,Christine McDonald,Ajay Mahal,Jana Krystene Brooks

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821380789

Category: Medical

Page: 132

View: 1758

Action against malnutrition is needed more than ever. An additional US$10.3 billion a year is required from national and international public resources to successfully attack undernutrition worldwide. This would benefit more than 360 million children in the 36 countries with the highest burden of undernutrition home to 90 percent of the stunted children globally. Since early childhood offers a special window of opportunity to improve nutrition, the bulk of the investment needs to be targeted between pre-pregnancy until two years of age. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' notes that investment will yield high returns through thriving children, healthier families, and more productive workers. This investment is essential to make progress on the nutrition and child mortality Millennium Development Goals and to protect critical human capital in developing economies. The human and financial costs of further neglect will be high. This call for greater investment in nutrition comes at a time when global efforts to strengthen health systems provide a unique opportunity to scale up integrated packages of health and nutrition interventions with common delivery platforms, thereby reducing costs. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' has benefited from the expertise of many international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutions. This book will be of interest to policy makers, public health officials, nutritionists, government officials, and all those interested in improving child nutrition and health outcomes.

Human Rights in Global Health

Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Author: Benjamin Mason Meier,Lawrence O. Gostin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190672676

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 5869

Institutions matter for the advancement of human rights in global health. Given the dramatic development of human rights under international law and the parallel proliferation of global institutions for public health, there arises an imperative to understand the implementation of human rights through global health governance. This volume examines the evolving relationship between human rights, global governance, and public health, studying an expansive set of health challenges through a multi-sectoral array of global organizations. To analyze the structural determinants of rights-based governance, the organizations in this volume include those international bureaucracies that implement human rights in ways that influence public health in a globalizing world. This volume brings together leading health and human rights scholars and practitioners from academia, non-governmental organizations, and the United Nations system. They explore the foundations of human rights as a normative framework for global health governance, the mandate of the World Health Organization to pursue a human rights-based approach to health, the role of inter-governmental organizations across a range of health-related human rights, the influence of rights-based economic governance on public health, and the focus on global health among institutions of human rights governance. Contributing chapters each map the distinct human rights efforts within a specific institution of global governance for health. Through the comparative institutional analysis in this volume, the contributing authors examine institutional dynamics to operationalize human rights in organizational policies, programs, and practices and assess institutional factors that facilitate or inhibit human rights mainstreaming for global health advancement.

Stories of change in nutrition

A tool pool

Author: Gillespie, Stuart,van den Bold, Mara

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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This paper—which draws on inputs to, and discussions at, a methods development workshop—highlights the various concepts, methods, and tools that SoC researchers are considering to measure nutrition-relevant change in their respective countries. The focus is on nutrition-relevant policy and practice. These tools apply to 11 subthemes, which are to some extent sequential within policy/programming cycles: (1) assessing the nutrition problem, (2) stakeholder and institutional analysis/mapping, (3) understanding enabling environments for nutrition, (4) agenda setting and political commitment for nutrition, (5) policy formulation and policy processes, (6) multisectoral coordination, (7) implementation and vertical coherence, (8) scaling up, (9) assessing capacity, (10) assessing finance, and (11) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability. Examining these various methods and tools together allows for a holistic consideration of the processes that—while challenging to document and measure—play a key role in improving nutrition-relevant policy and practice, which, in turn, drives national achievement in reducing malnutrition.

Innovating for the Global South

Towards an Inclusive Innovation Agenda

Author: Dilip Soman,Janice Gross Stein,Joseph Wong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266648X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8656

Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today’s world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world. Highlighting the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Toronto’s Global Innovation Group, leading experts from the fields of engineering, medicine, management, and global public policy examine the causes and consequences of endemic poverty and the challenges of mitigating its effects from the perspective of the world’s poorest of the poor. Can we imagine ways to generate solar energy to run essential medical equipment in the countryside? Can we adapt information and communication technologies to provide up-to-the-minute agricultural market prices for remote farming villages? How do we create more inclusive innovation processes to hear the voices of those living in urban slums? Is it possible to reinvent a low-cost toilet that operates beyond the water and electricity grids? Motivated by the imperatives of developing, delivering, and harnessing innovation in the developing world, Innovating for the Global South is essential reading for managers, practitioners, and scholars of development, business, and policy.

Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development

A Strategy for Large Scale Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821364006

Category: Developing countries

Page: 246

View: 3592

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 either.

Synopsis: Global Nutrition Report 2014

Actions and accountability to accelerate the world’s progress on nutrition

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896298612

Category: Social Science

Page: 4

View: 684

Good nutrition is the bedrock upon which to build healthy lives, strong and resilient livelihoods, and thriving economies. In its absence, their construction takes place on quicksand. Stunted children fail to grow and develop properly, with impairment to brains and immune systems being particular problems. Malnourished women of childbearing age do not have enough iron in their blood to feed their muscles. Many adults carry so much excess weight they put their heart and lungs under extreme stress and may suffer from diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Malnutrition leads to 11 percent of gross national product being squandered as a result of lives lost, less learning in school, less earning in the workplace, and days lost to illness. And malnourished mothers are more likely to give birth to malnourished newborns, perpetuating the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Malnutrition corrodes the body, the economy, and the future. Ambitions for sustainable development are likely to be thwarted by its presence.

Nutrition policy and practice: Unpacking the politics

Author: Gillespie, Stuart

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 12

View: 2714

This 2013 Global Food Policy Report is the third in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food and nutrition security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in achieving food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

Scaling Up Scaling Down

Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries

Author: Thomas J. Marchione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134390971

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 1523

The individual and institutional capacities required for the prevention and reduction of nutritional insecurity and hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Household nutritional "security" can be defined as the successful The essays in this book champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national and international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve and expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture and organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways and means by which these various organizations encourage and complement the local development. Therefore, as local capacities are scaled up, the national/international control over decisions and functions is, ideally, scaled down. The volume also directly addresses the resultant complication: how to create programs that are both culturally specific and that will flourish well into the future.

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions: July 2013 Issue

E-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

Author: David South, Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

View: 2188

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. ISSN 2227-3905 Stories by David South UN Office for South-South Cooperation Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, agribusiness and food security, cities and urbanization and waste and recycling. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Or work with us on an insert or supplement of interest to our readers? Follow @SouthSouth1.

An ambitious development goal: Ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025

Author: Shenggen Fan,Paul Polman

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 13

View: 6602

This 2013 Global Food Policy Report is the third in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food and nutrition security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in achieving food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

Global Nutrition Report 2014

Actions and accountability to accelerate the world’s progress on nutrition

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896295648

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

View: 6836

At the 2013 Nutrition for Growth Summit in London, 96 signatories (governments, civil society organizations, donors, United Nations’ agencies, and businesses) agreed to support the creation of an annual report on global nutrition that would be authored by an independent expert group, in partnership with a large number of contributors. The first edition of this report, the Global Nutrition Report 2014, puts a spotlight on worldwide progress by the 193 member countries of the United Nations in improving their nutrition status, identifies bottlenecks to change, highlights opportunities for action, and contributes to strengthened nutrition accountability on country and global levels.

Global Monitoring Report 2012

Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals

Author: World Bank,International Monetary Fund

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821395238

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 9036

This year's report summarizes the short- and long-term impact of food prices on several MDGs, explores future trends, and review policy responses, from domestic policies such as social safety nets, nutritional programs and agricultural policies, to regional trade policies to support by the international community.

The Road to Good Nutrition

Author: M. Eggersdorfer,K. Kraemer,M. Ruel,M. Van Ameringen,H.K. Biesalski,M. Bloem,J. Chen,A. Lateef,V. Mannar

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 331802550X

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 4609

This is a work of advocacy, whose prime objective is to inform people about the relationship between nutrition security and public health. It draws on the thinking and experience of a selected number of experts in the field of nutrition and public health. Collating up-to-the-minute information in a clear and accessible way, the book forms a ‘one-stop information source’, and paves the way for further, science-led publications in this field. ‘The Road to Good Nutrition’ puts the topic of nutrition security on the agenda of policy-makers, academics, private sector organizations and civil society, as well as of organizations dedicated to the nutrition space. It is also of interest to the educated lay reader who is generally well informed in matters of health, nutrition and sustainability.

2013 Global food policy report: Overview

Author: Andrew Marble,Heidi Fritschel

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

View: 2152

This 2013 Global Food Policy Report is the third in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food and nutrition security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in achieving food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

2013 Bericht zur globalen Ernährungs- und Entwicklungspolitik: Überblick

Author: Andrew Marble,Heidi Fritschel

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

View: 2952

Der vorliegende 2013 Global Food Policy Report (2013 Bericht zur globalen Ernährungs- und Entwicklungspolitik) ist der dritte Bericht im Rahmen einer jährlich erscheinenden Publikationsreihe und bietet eine eingehende Analyse wichtiger Trends und Ereignisse im Bereich der weltweiten Ernährungs- und Entwicklungspolitik. Diese Publikationsreihe ist eine Antwort auf das wiederaufgeflammte öffentliche Interesse an der Nahrungsmittel- und Ernährungssicherheit und gibt einen Überblick über wichtige Entwicklungen, die die Nahrungsmittel- und Ernährungssicherheit gefördert oder behindert haben. Der Bericht diskutiert Entwicklungen im Bereich der Ernährungs- und Entwicklungspolitik und der ihnen zugrundeliegenden Ursachen, er analysiert wichtige Herausforderungen und Chancen, kommuniziert neue Forschungsergebnisse und Erkenntnisse und weist auf Problemstellungen hin, die neu aufkommen.

Der verborgene Hunger

Satt sein ist nicht genug

Author: Hans Konrad Biesalski

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429536

Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 1408

IIn Entwicklungsländern ist die Ernährungs-Problematik nicht alleine die unzureichende Versorgung mit Weizen und Reis, sondern die oftmals fehlende Versorgung mit Mikronährstoffen wie Vitaminen und Spurenelementen, die zu massiven Krankheiten (u.a. Blindheit) oder Minderwuchs führen. Selbst bei uns hier in Industrieländern, die wir uns gut ernähren können, treten, was die wenigsten wissen, bei Kindern und v.a. Senioren Mangelerscheinungen auf durch unzureichende Versorgung mit Vitaminen, so beispielsweise bei Vitamin D (geschwächtes Immunsystem; Osteoporose, da Vitamin D die Calcium-Aufnahme fördert). Fotos in Schwarzweiß werten seine Eingangsgeschichten auf.