Systematic reviews and international development by Prof. Paul Garner

In this short video, Prof. Paul Garner discusses the relevance of systematic reviews to international development. Paul has a wealth of experience of systematic reviews, having led a programme of research coordinating a network of over 300 people synthesising research to inform global, regional and national policies in tropical infections and conditions relevant to middle… Read more

Neil Squires (DFID) talking at ISNTD Coinfections meeting

This audio recording is of Dr. Neil Squires, Head of Profession for Health at DFID, talking at The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) Coinfections meeting in February 2013. The ISNTD Coinfections meeting was aiming for multidisciplinary progress in global healthcare by exploring the implications of coinfection between NTDs and other communicable diseases, and… Read more

High-energy biscuits and health workers – declaring war on malnutrition

In January 2013 Dr Paul Amuna from the University of Greenwich, delivered a fantastic Sussex Development Lecture on scaling up nutrition and building capacity in the health workforce. He argued that before even considering up-skilling the health workers, a broad understanding of the context and culture of the country and region in question is required…. Read more

Education Interventions and their Impact on Nutrition

Nutrition interventions in schools and for school age children are covered in sections 2 and 3.  These sections look at general school health and nutrition programmes, micronutrients, school feeding, de-worming, nutrition interventions for school age children, improved hygiene, cash transfers, zinc supplementation and adolescent nutrition. Information on nutrition interventions for children under 2 years old… Read more

Child Health and Parents’ Education

This review shows that there is evidence of an association between child health outcomes and parents’ education.  This relationship is particularly pronounced when considering the impact of maternal education. Section 2 presents some key papers showing this relationship, including one recent paper arguing that of the 8·2 million fewer deaths in children under 5 between… Read more

Education and Nutrition

This paper provides an overview of the evidence on educational outcomes from nutrition and nutritional outcomes from education.  It includes the following sections: effects of intra-uterine growth retardation; low birth-weight, effects of poor infant nutrition (low weight, stunting, breastfeeding), iron deficiency anaemia in school age children, parental education and school health and feeding Some key… Read more

Education and Fertility in India

The report has sections on the following areas: Education and Fertility Education and Fertility in India and the Region Economic Returns to Women’s Education in India Education and Reproductive Health Initiatives Adolescent Reproductive Health Programmes  In reviews of regional and global studies: Women with primary education tend to have higher fertility than women with secondary–plus… Read more

Sanitation and Education in Asia

The multiple ways in which water, sanitation, and hygiene education in schools (WASH in Schools) contributes toward education – including attendance, retention and learning – is fairly well documented. When children have access to clean and appropriate toilets, hand washing facilities, adequate and clean water they are healthier, are more likely to attend school regularly,… Read more

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