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close this bookMalnutrition and Infection - A review - Nutrition policy discussion paper No. 5 (UNSSCN, 1989, 144 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsMALNUTRITION AND INFECTION - by Andrew Tomkins and Fiona Watson1


The ACC/SCN is most grateful for the extensive work by Dr A Tomkins and Miss F Watson, of the Centre for Human Nutrition, Departments of Public Health and Policy and Clinical Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), that went into the preparation of the Review and Bibliography that form the major part of this book.

We greatly appreciated the careful review and informed comment of the working group that met in May 1988: A Chavez, FAO; N Cohen, WHO (EPI); D Haslett, Trinity College, Dublin; A Horwitz, Chairman, ACC/SCN (Chairman of Meeting); F Kaferstein, WHO (Food Safety); J Kevany, Chairman, Advisory Group on Nutrition, ACC/SCN; D Mahalanabis, ICDDR, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M Mokbel, WHO (Food Aid); A Pradilla, WHO (Nutrition).

The review and comments by staff of WHO were essential for compiling the first section, on Introduction and Operational Implications: Drs H Campbell; G Clugston; N Cohen; P De Raadt; I De Zoysa; V Ivorra Cano; K Mott; A Pio; and A Pradilla. Comments from Dr J McGuire (World Bank) were also appreciated. Further help in finalising this section was appreciated from Drs G Beaton, J Kevany, and R Martorell.

The Advisory Group on Nutrition of the ACC/SCN provided important guidance throughout.

Assistance in drafting and editing was provided by Ms M Kelly (LSHTM) and Dr M Lotfi, as SCN consultants.

We also gratefully acknowledge the skill and endurance of Mrs C Hastings and Mrs P Jamieson in word processing.

J B Mason
Technical Secretary, ACC/SCN
October 1989

We gratefully acknowledge funding assistance from the Government of the Netherlands for the reprinting of this publication