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Preconception care: nutritional risks and interventions
IntroductionThere is increasingly a double burden of under-nutrition and obesity in women of reproductive age. Preconception underweight or overweight, short stature and micronutrient deficienciesExpand
Nutrition in adolescents: physiology, metabolism, and nutritional needs
Adolescence is the period of development that begins at puberty and ends in early adulthood. Most commonly, adolescence is divided into three developmental periods: early adolescence (10–14 years ofExpand
Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes.
BACKGROUND While maternal, infant and under-five child mortality rates in developing countries have declined significantly in the past two to three decades, newborn mortality rates have reduced muchExpand
Approaches to improve the quality of maternal and newborn health care: an overview of the evidence
Despite progress in recent years, an estimated 273,500 women died as a result of maternal causes in 2010. The burden of these deaths is disproportionately bourne by women who reside in low incomeExpand
Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
  • Theo Stephen S Cristiana Kaja M Mohammad Mitra Mohsen H Vos Lim Abbafati Abbas Abbasi Abbasifard Abbasi-Ka, T. Vos, +1,028 authors C. Murray
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 17 October 2020
Summary Background In an era of shifting global agendas and expanded emphasis on non-communicable diseases and injuries along with communicable diseases, sound evidence on trends by cause at theExpand
Folic acid supplementation during pregnancy for maternal health and pregnancy outcomes.
BACKGROUND During pregnancy, fetal growth causes an increase in the total number of rapidly dividing cells, which leads to increased requirements for folate. Inadequate folate intake leads to aExpand
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review
BackgroundAbout one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition. According to an estimate, 19.4% of children <5 years of age in developing countries wereExpand
Setting Research Priorities for Preconception Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Aiming to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality and Morbidity
Sohni Dean and colleagues report their CHNRI exercise that developed health research priorities for effective pre-conception care in low- and middle-income countries. Please see later in the articleExpand
Global burden, distribution, and interventions for infectious diseases of poverty
Infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP) disproportionately affect the poorest population in the world and contribute to a cycle of poverty as a result of decreased productivity ensuing from long-termExpand
Preconception care: closing the gap in the continuum of care to accelerate improvements in maternal, newborn and child health
IntroductionPreconception care includes any intervention to optimize a woman’s health before pregnancy with the aim to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. Preconception careExpand