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[Risk factors for non communicable diseases: methods and global results of the CARMEN program basal survey].
BACKGROUND In the last decades, chronic non communicable diseases are becoming the main cause of disability and mortality among adults. The risk factor surveillance and management is the mostExpand
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School Feeding: Outcomes and Costs
Background School-feeding programs are popular development assistance programs in developing countries but have previously had few sound, empirical analyses of their effectiveness and costs.Expand
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Costs, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children. Evidence and recommendations
Our objectives for this study were to provide updated, realistic data on the costs and cost-outcomes of school feeding in Low and Middle Income Countries. We also aimed to identify factors that mayExpand
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A combinatorial auction improves school meals in Chile: a case of OR in developing countries
The Chilean State delivers essential meal services at schools for low-income students. Junta Nacional de Auxilio Escolar y Becas, the institution in charge of covering 1,300,000 children, leases theExpand
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[Prevalence of hypertension in Valparaíso. Results of the base survey of the CARMEN project (Set of measures for the multifactorial reduction of non-transmissible diseases)].
BACKGROUND There is little information about the real prevalence of hypertension in Chile. AIM To assess the adjusted prevalence of hypertension and its main therapeutic measures among adultsExpand
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Training primary care physicians in Chile in the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the results of a brief 2-day educational training program for Chilean primary care physicians that measured changes in knowledge, attitudes and practice. This WorldExpand
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School feeding, moving from practice to policy: reflections on building sustainable monitoring and evaluation systems.
OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of the status of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of school feeding across sub-Saharan Africa and to reflect on the experience on strengthening M&E systems toExpand
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[Evolution of the nutritional status of six years old Chilean children (1987-2003)].
BACKGROUND As a consequence of the epidemiological transition in Chile, the nutritional status of the population has changed notoriously. AIM To study the changes in the nutritional status of sixExpand
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Does Provision of Food in School Increase Girls' Enrollment? Evidence from Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa
Background The problem of low female literacy rates in Africa starts with low primary school enrollment, particularly in areas of high food insecurity. The provision of food in, and through, schoolsExpand
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The Costs and Cost-Efficiency of Providing Food through Schools in Areas of High Food Insecurity
Background The provision of food in and through schools has been used to support the education, health, and nutrition of school-aged children. The monitoring of financial inputs into school healthExpand
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