Gurung, Sabi

Recovery without resilience? A novel way to measure nutritional resilience in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda

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People in fragile environments face various shocks that negatively affect their nutrition. Many governments put policy mechanisms in place to promote recovery of households after adverse shocks; however, resilience is difficult to measure because some apparent recovery could be the result of statistical randomness and reversion to trends. This paper demonstrates a new approach to measuring nutritional resilience in a population.

Sustained intake of animal-sourced foods is associated with less stunting in young children

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The value of animal-sourced foods (ASFs) in providing key nutrients, particularly for child growth and where diets are of low quality, is understood mainly from cross-sectional assessment of current consumption. Longitudinal panel data from Nepal, Bangladesh and Uganda were used here to assess associations among previous (lagged) and contemporaneous ASF intake with linear growth of children aged 6–24 months.

Household Engagement in Both Aquaculture and Horticulture Is Associated with Higher Diet Quality than Either Alone

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The consumption of high-quality diverse diets is crucial for optimal growth, health, and wellbeing.

Objective: This study assessed the diet quality of households by their type of engagement in homestead aquaculture and/or horticulture. Socio-demographic determinants of diet quality were also studied.

Factors associated with mid-upper-arm circumference in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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This poster examines different factors associated with mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal. Data was taken from a longitudinal observation birth cohort study. Presented at Experimental Biology in 2017.

Factors associated with anemia in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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This poster examines different factors associated with anemia in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal. Data comes from a longitudinal birth cohort study. Presented at Experimental Biology in 2017.

Factors associated with anemia in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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Anemia through pregnancy is highly correlated with poor birth outcomes, especially low birth weight (LBW). The Nepal DHS 2011 reports prevalence of anemia in pregnant women at 48%.

Factors associated with mid upper arm circumference in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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Rates of weight gain in pregnancy are associated with infant weight for age, length for age and weight for length and are predictive of postnatal growth at 6 months of age. The study examines factors linked with low mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) in pregnant women in Banke Nepal.

Measuring Nutrition Governance: An Analysis of Commitment, Capability, and Collaboration in Nepal

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Global commitments to nutrition have supported calls for better evidence to support effective investments at national level. However, too little attention has so far been paid to the role of governance in achieving impacts. This article explores the ways by which the commitment and capabilities of policy implementers affect collaborative efforts for achieving nutrition goals.