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close this bookSCN News, Number 11 - Maternal and Child Nutrition (ACC/SCN, 1994, 76 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAdolescent Growth
View the documentPrepregnancy Nutritional Status and its Impact on Birthweight
View the documentMaternal Nutrition During Pregnancy as it Affects Infant Growth, Development and Health
View the documentThe Consequences of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Pregnancy on Maternal Health, the Foetus and the Infant
View the documentImpact of Maternal Infection on Foetal Growth and Nutrition
View the documentMaternal Micronutrient Malnutrition: Effects on Breast Milk and Infant Nutrition, and Priorities for Intervention
View the documentVitamin A Deficiency in the Mother-Infant Dyad
View the documentMaternal Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Breastfeeding
View the documentMaternal Nutritional Depletion
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View the documentThe World Food Problem
View the documentGlobal Food Trends: Prospects for Future Food Security
View the documentHalfway to 2000: Mid-Decade Goals (1995) for Health of Women and Children
View the documentVitamin A and Disease: Results of Trials in Northern Ghana
View the documentNew Resolution on Infant and Young Child Nutrition Adopted by the World Health Assembly
View the documentIntroducing the HungerWeb
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View the documentReviews of “Protein Energy Malnutrition” and “The State of the World’s Children 1994”
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View the documentTHE STATE OF THE WORLD’S REFUGEES, 1993

Other Resources

The following resource information has been provided by the Clearinghouse on Infant Feeding and Maternal Nutrition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), 1015 Fifteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone: (202) 789 5600 Fax: (202) 789 5661.

“Manual de Temas de Salud Reproductiva Para Promotores Comunitarios de Salud”

(1993) by A A Chavez, AHLACMA, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Spanish.

Practical information about reproductive health for community health workers working in rural or marginal urban areas assists the health worker plan and design training sessions for teachers, mothers, fathers and the community. Seven topics are covered: reproductive health and sexuality, reproductive risk, pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant feeding, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and issues of child survival. Simple illustrations and clear language make it easy to read and use.

Available from: Asociacion Hondurena de la Lactancia Materna (AHLACMA), Col. Lomas de Guijarro, Edificio SCORPIO, Apartamento 2B, Avenida Republica Dominicana, Apartado Postal #3465, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

“Lactation Management Training in a Kenyan Hospital”

(1992) by K. Blyth, A. Mukuria and R. Musoke, BASICS Information Centre, Arlington, USA.

In an effort to protect children against diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality, the PRITECH project supported a lactation training program in a Kenyan hospital to promote breastfeeding practices. A team attended the Wellstart Lactation Management Education Program. Following the training, the team conducted in-country research on knowledge, attitudes and practices at the hospital and developed a curriculum for use in training hospital employees. Lessons learned include the importance of having a senior-level administrator or manager in the multidisciplinary team for training, the need to train trainers in participatory methodology to effectively carry out hospital training, the advantages of carrying out the training program in-country and the need to branch outside of the hospital to work with community educators to provide breastfeeding information and mother support.

Available from: BASICS Information Center, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209, USA. Single copy available at no charge.

“Breastfeeding Management and Promotion in a Baby-Friendly Hospital - an 18-hour Course for Maternity Staff”

(1993) UNICEF, New York.

This manual outlines the basic training needed to improve staff skills for the implementation of the Ten Steps and the Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiative. It contains lecture outlines and suggestions for group activities, discussions and self-tests. Reference lists are included at the end of each chapter for further information.

Available from: UNICEF, Training Coordinator, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, 3 United Nations Plaza, Room 252, New York, NY 10017, USA. English and Spanish. Free to developing countries; other countries US$40.00.

Resources from the APHA Clearinghouse

“Children for Health”

(1993) edited by H. Hawes and C. Scotchmer. TALC, St. Albans, United Kingdom.

This is a book for anyone who works with children and for children - those who plan programs, write materials, train teachers and health workers and who work with children and their families in communities and schools. Children for Health includes all the messages explained in plain language about practical, low-cost ways to protect children’s lives and health published in Facts for Life in 1989 by UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Health Organization. A new chapter on the mental and emotional development of children has been added. The book outlines learning activities for children to take back and share with their families and communities.

Available from: Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC), PO Box 49, St. Albans, Herts, AL1 4AX, United Kingdom. Fax: 727 44 846852. £2 plus postage and handling.

“Learning to Listen to Mothers: a Trainer’s Manual to Strengthen Communication Skills for Nutrition and Growth Promotion”

(1993) by J. Vella and V. Uccellani. Academy for Educational Development, Nutrition Communication Project, Washington, D.C.

Emphasis is given to strengthening two-way communications skills rather than weighing and charting procedures in this manual for training community health workers and their supervisors in growth monitoring activities. Designed for a two-day workshop, the training consists of six sessions based on participatory principles. Throughout the manual, notes for the trainer are included on ways to organize and conduct the sessions. The manual has been field tested in Bolivia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, and Mali.

Available from: Academy for Educational Development, Nutrition Communication Project, 1255 23rd St., Washington, D.C. 20037, USA. English. Single copy available free to readers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, others US$4.

The following publication information is extracted from the 1993/94 Appropriate Health Resources & Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG) publications list. AHRTAG is a UK based international development agency, established in 1977, which supports the goal of health for all by promoting primary health care.

Dialogue on Diarrhoea

A quarterly newsletter for health workers and educators covering all aspects of diarhoeal diseases. Available in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese (Africa Only), Spanish, Tamil and occasionally in URDU.

Baby length measurer

Illustrated leaflet with instructions for making and using a wooden measurer. Price: Free

Breastfeeding resource list

Lists more than 50 organisations around the world which promote breastfeeding and contains a section on publications and audiovisual materials.

Price: Free to developing countries. Please enquire about price for readers elsewhere.

Health basics

Leaflets originally published as inserts in Dialogue on Diarrhoea on controlling cholera, growth monitoring, persistent diarrhoea, and shigellosis (available separately). Price: Free.

Primary health care course directory: 1993/94

Lists over 120 health and health related courses in the UK relevant to people in developing countries.

Price: Free to developing countries; £6.00/US$12.00 to individuals elsewhere; £8.00/US$ 16.00 to organisations elsewhere. Discounts available on bulk orders.

For further information contact: AHRTAG, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom. Tel: (44 71) 378 1403. Fax: 44 71 403 6003.


Source: International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on the Geography of Famine and Vulnerable Food Systems. Newsletter, No.2, April 1994, p.1.