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A model for sustainable short-term international medical trips.
The health status of many people in developing countries is often dismal compared with the norms in industrialized countries. Increasingly, medical practitioners in the United States and otherExpand
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Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age.
BACKGROUND Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly those of iron, vitamin A and zinc, affect more than two billion people worldwide. Young children are highly vulnerable because of rapidExpand
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Monitoring the Marketing, Distribution, and Use of Sprinkles Micronutrient Powders in Rural Western Kenya
Background In 2007, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with local Kenyan institutions to implement the Nyando Integrated Child Health and Education Project, an effectivenessExpand
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Formative Research Exploring Acceptability, Utilization, and Promotion in Order to Develop a Micronutrient Powder (Sprinkles) Intervention among Luo Families in Western Kenya
Background There is a lack of peer-reviewed literature describing in detail the formative research to develop Sprinkles interventions. Objective To describe community members' reactions to andExpand
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Selling Sprinkles micronutrient powder reduces anemia, iron deficiency, and vitamin A deficiency in young children in Western Kenya: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Although the efficacy of micronutrient powders [MNPs; eg, Sprinkles MNP (Sprinkles Global Health Initiative)] in the reduction of anemia has been established, the effectiveness of theseExpand
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Overview of the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.
Anemia remains a widespread public health problem. Although iron deficiency is considered the leading cause of anemia globally, the cause of anemia varies considerably by country. To achieve globalExpand
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Determinants of Anemia among Preschool Children in Rural, Western Kenya
Although anemia in preschool children is most often attributed to iron deficiency, other nutritional, infectious, and genetic contributors are rarely concurrently measured. In a population-based,Expand
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Predictors of anemia in women of reproductive age: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project
Background: Anemia in women of reproductive age (WRA) (age range: 15–49 y) remains a public health problem globally, and reducing anemia in women by 50% by 2025 is a goal of the World HealthExpand
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Adjusting ferritin concentrations for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project
Background: The accurate estimation of iron deficiency is important in planning and implementing interventions. Ferritin is recommended as the primary measure of iron status, but interpretability isExpand
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Correcting for inflammation changes estimates of iron deficiency among rural Kenyan preschool children.
The assessment of iron status where infections are common is complicated by the effects of inflammation on iron indicators and in this study we compared approaches that adjust for this influence.Expand
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