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Malaria and Nutritional Status among Under-fives Malaria and Nutritional Status among Under-fives Новинка

Malaria and Nutritional Status among Under-fives

4839 руб.
Malaria and malnutrition are thought to coexist more particularly among the impoverished communities, with children in the Sub-Saharan Africa bearing the greatest burden. Both protein energy malnutrition (PEM) and malaria have immunosuppressive effect with massive consequences on the quality of life and chances of survival in vulnerable groups, more specifically among the under-fives. The relationship between malaria and malnutrition is complex. Some studies have found that malaria leads to compromised nutritional status while in others compromised nutritional status increases susceptibility to malaria infection. On the other hand, there is evidence that malnutrition can protectagainst malaria. Improvement of nutritional status among the under-fives may be one of the effective strategies/interventions of prevention and management of malaria and subsequently anaemia morbidities in regions where malnutrition and malaria are common public health problems and sometimes simulteanously exist. Interventions to mitigate malaria and malnutrition are likely to be more efficient and effective if an integrated approach is designed, adopted and implimented.
MALARIA MORBIDITY AMONG UNDER-FIVES AND HOUSEHOLD RESPONSE STRATEGIES MALARIA MORBIDITY AMONG UNDER-FIVES AND HOUSEHOLD RESPONSE STRATEGIES Новинка

MALARIA MORBIDITY AMONG UNDER-FIVES AND HOUSEHOLD RESPONSE STRATEGIES

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ShorttitleMalaria is the most frequently diagnosedillness and a principle cause of death among childrenaged below five years in Kenya. The consequence isnot just an intolerable burden for individuals, thehouseholds and national health systems, but also tothe socio-economic development of such endemic areas. This book details the assessment of malariaprevalence among children aged below five years andresponse strategies at the household in Kenya. Inaddition, the book also offers an explanation on howsocio-economic characteristics influence malariamorbidity and adoption of response strategies in thestudy area. Such an assessment is useful in providingclear understanding of the malaria morbidity burdenand how the affected households cope with theproblem. This book provides a basis on which theintended users such as, policymakers, healthcareplanners, malaria control programmes/agencies andaffected communities develop and implementappropriate and effective interventions to countermalaria among the under-fives at the household levelin malaria endemic areas in Kenya.
Food and Nutritional Security of Under-five Children in Rural Sudan Food and Nutritional Security of Under-five Children in Rural Sudan Новинка

Food and Nutritional Security of Under-five Children in Rural Sudan

4929 руб.
The available limited data about nutritional status of children under 5 years in Sudan reflects the worse and miserable situation of children especially in the marginalized rural areas. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for comprehensive studies to figure out the problem and find solutions for improving the current situation. In principle, the present data represent a scientific approach that was aiming to reflect the nutritional status of children under 5 years in El Fau rural area (Gadaref State) which indicates the situation in the eastern part of the country. Based on the preliminary data provided by Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA),the area records high rate of illiteracy (particularly among women), rampant poverty, lack of basic health services, unsafe drinking water, high prevalence of malaria, bilharziasis and diseases related to poor sanitation and hygiene. Indeed, these factors affect the children health and nutritional status in the study area.
Nutritional Status and its Determinants among Iranian Adolescent Girls Nutritional Status and its Determinants among Iranian Adolescent Girls Новинка

Nutritional Status and its Determinants among Iranian Adolescent Girls

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Nutritional status during adolescence plays an important role in human lifecycle. Malnutrition among adolescents is not only an important health problem but also an economic development issue in Iran and other developing countries. High incidence of nutritional deficiencies and poor eating habits during adolescence may lead to consequences in later years including osteoporosis, obesity, hyperlipidemia, sexual maturation delay and final adult height. This study has been intended to investigate nutritional status and its determinants among adolescent girls in Semnan, Iran. In a cross-sectional study design and two stage cluster sampling methods, anthropometric measurements were performed. Data on socio-demographic, individual and nutritional factors was collected by administered questionnaires from adolescent girls. Logistic regression analyses were performed to identify which factors have the strongest influence on the manifestation of malnutrition.
Nutritional Status of Under Five Children in Nepal Nutritional Status of Under Five Children in Nepal Новинка

Nutritional Status of Under Five Children in Nepal

3549 руб.
Malnutrition remains a serious obstacle to child survival, growth and development in Nepal. The purpose of this book is to accesses nutritional status of under-five children so that an actual picture of undernourished under-five children can be represented for Nepal.Different indicators and factors affecting under-five nutrition i.e. mortality, morbidity, malnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, food security, poverty, maternal education, exclusive breastfeeding, health care services, internal conflict and political instability, water and sanitation, household composition and food habits were discussed in this book. Basically,this book is useful for the students,academicians and professionals working in the sector of public health, nutrition and related disciplines. This book is equally useful for INGOs, NGOs working in Nepal and someone who keeps interest in the issues of nutrition among under five children.
Urban Rural Disparity in Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls Urban Rural Disparity in Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls Новинка

Urban Rural Disparity in Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls

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Nutritional problems that occurs during adolescence has important consequences for future growth and development of individuals, especially in girls. However, adolescents especially girls in developing countries are at risk of malnutrition that limits development of their full potentials. In Ethiopia, despite the presence of concern among public health professionals, nutrition priority has always been for under five children and women of childbearing age. There is lack of information on the nutritional status of adolescent girls in Ethiopia.
Nutritional Status of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Nutritional Status of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Новинка

Nutritional Status of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

4929 руб.
Malnutrition is highly prevalent worldwide among hemodialysis patients and is one of the strongest predictors of morbidity and mortality. So, this book determine the prevalence of malnutrition among hemodialysis patients, determine the impact of demographic socioeconomic factors on malnutrition indicators, determine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease complications, evaluate the diet & fluid compliance among hemodialysis patients, and clarify the correlation between dietary intake and malnutrition among hemodialysis patients living in Gaza-Palestine. This book will help to identify opportunities for improving the nutritional status for hemodialysis patients.
Nutritional Status of children under 5 from Urban and Rural India Nutritional Status of children under 5 from Urban and Rural India Новинка

Nutritional Status of children under 5 from Urban and Rural India

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Nutritional status is one of the basic indicators of the well being of a child and quality of health care in a defined area. A nutritional deficit in the age group under 5 years can greatly hamper the well being and normalcy of the individual in the future. Regular healthcare programs cannot help maintain proper nutritional status of these children because of lack of monitoring. Many developing countries of the world like Africa and India face this problem and there is need to assess the status periodically to help higher bodies revise their plans of action. By means of anthropometric measurements, a clinical examination and a diet history of the subject, an assessment of their condition can be reached. Numerous parameters influence the nutritional status a great deal like socio-economic status, cultural factors, geographic locations, environmental conditions, and accessibility and utilization levels of health services which has been assessed in the present study. Strategic guidelines defined by the study should assist and motivate clinicians and social workers to uplift the healthcare services and pediatric nutritional status of the underprivileged sections of various countries.
Dietary diversity and nutritional status of pregnant women Dietary diversity and nutritional status of pregnant women Новинка

Dietary diversity and nutritional status of pregnant women

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Dietary diversity is an aspect of dietary quality that indicates general nutritional adequacy. Lack of diversified diets is a severe problem in the developing world, where diets are predominantly starchy staples with few animal products, seasonal fruits and vegetables. The nutritional status of a woman during pregnancy is important as a sub optimal diet impacts negatively on the health of the mother, the foetus and the newborn. There is limited knowledge in the area of dietary diversity and factors affecting it among pregnant women despite evidence showing that maternal nutrition has important direct and/or indirect consequences for all other age cohorts. This study assessed the dietary diversity, the nutritional status and factors influencing the two among pregnant women in West Pokot County of Kenya and the results are discussed here in.
Diet Survey and Nutritional Status Diet Survey and Nutritional Status Новинка

Diet Survey and Nutritional Status

5490 руб.
This book represents an intense research on constituents of food essential for normal growth and development and reveals the discovery of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-c and energy and thus provides an opportunity in understanding the nutritional intake of the people. In order to attain sustainable health and active life, the nutritional status of the tribe under study was assessed through their general dietary patterns. Standard nutritive food intake was compared with that of recommended dietary allowances. Further, an attempt was made to notice and report the major nutritional deficiency disorders prevailing in the population and their health implications. In this regard appropriate suggestions were made to improve their nutritional status in order to maintain good health standard.
Nutritional Profile Of Santal And Bauri Preschoolers Of Puruliya Nutritional Profile Of Santal And Bauri Preschoolers Of Puruliya Новинка

Nutritional Profile Of Santal And Bauri Preschoolers Of Puruliya

7790 руб.
Homo sapiens sapiens is the scientific name of modern human with diversified biological and social variation among the same species. From the beginning of human origin biology and culture ruin parallel to its present form. Freedman (1976) has defined nutritional anthropology as ‘the study of the interrelationship between diet and culture and their mutual influence upon one another’. Nutritional status is the present body status, of a person or a population, related to their state of nourishment (the consumption and utilization of nutrients). The nutritional status is a major, modifiable and powerful element in promoting health, preventing and treating diseases and improving the quality of life. The nutritional status of a community is the sum of the nutritional status of the individual who form that community. The main objective of a “comprehensive” nutritional survey is to obtain precise information on the prevalence and geographic distribution of nutritional problem of a given community, and identification of individuals or population groups “at risk” or in greatest need of assistance. Anthropometric measurements play a very important role in the assessment of nutrition in human
Malaria Epidmiology Among Nomadic Fulani of Adamawa State, Nigeria Malaria Epidmiology Among Nomadic Fulani of Adamawa State, Nigeria Новинка

Malaria Epidmiology Among Nomadic Fulani of Adamawa State, Nigeria

6690 руб.
This book is very important for anyone who want to know about malaria among the nomadic Fulani. The book expresses how nomadic Fulani viewed malaria in their own perspective. The book has shown how some factors influences malaria epidemiology among nomadic Fulani population. The current trend of malaria control is diagnosis, treatment and the use of Insecticide treated net. This book displayed some important roles of the nomadic Fulani in the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test and distribution of anti-malaria drugs.
Nutritional status of late adolescent girls from India Nutritional status of late adolescent girls from India Новинка

Nutritional status of late adolescent girls from India

5490 руб.
Malnutrition, a most common nutritional deficiency worked worldwide with more interest in under five children and to some extend in elderly. But do we really care the nutritional status of adolescents which is the most rapid growing state, only next to infancy. In the underdeveloped and developing countries, estimates from various national and international studies shows upto half the girls in their adolescence are malnourished, and half of those are on the verge to deliver a child, at risk of under nutrition. Various national programs and voluntary health organizations are working in the field of improvement of nutritional status of adolescent girls for more than half a century, yet the problem is a great public health hazard. Attempt has been made in this study to identify the problem status along with the correlates of nutritional status through community based cross sectional study and identification of factors perceived by the adolescents themselves for prevention of non attainment of proper nutrition and failing all the attempts targeted towards the issue.
Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of outcome of Cerebral Malaria Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of outcome of Cerebral Malaria Новинка

Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of outcome of Cerebral Malaria

6390 руб.
Malaria is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide: it causes about 2 million deaths in a year, most of which are among the under-five children in sub-Saharan Africa. Cerebral malaria is the most severe manifestation of falciparum malaria with mortality rate ranging from 5 – 50% in hospitalized children globally.This study showed that death from cerebral malaria at the University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, is very high; under-five age group are mostly affected and prognostic factors predictive of poor outcome are similar to documented findings in literature. It is therefore recommended that CM patients with any or combination of the documented clinical and laboratory predictors of outcome should be given prompt and appropriate management especially during the first 48 hours of admission during which most CM patients died.
Prevalence of Malaria Among HIV Clinic Attendants In Ghana Prevalence of Malaria Among HIV Clinic Attendants In Ghana Новинка

Prevalence of Malaria Among HIV Clinic Attendants In Ghana

3549 руб.
Background: Malaria is associated with an increase in viral load and fall in CD4-cell count. This study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of malaria among HIV patients in hospitals. Method: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study that reviewed HIV patients’ folders in hospitals in Ghana. Ethical approvals were obtained from three recognized Ethical Review Committees. Result: The total 933 patients were made of 272 (29.2%) males and 661 (70.8%) females. A prevalence of 4.4% (95% CI: 2.2, 6.6) confirmed cases of malaria was recorded in the study. Fever, was not significantly associated with confirmed malaria (OR=3.11, 95% CI: [0.63, 15.37], P=0.142). Conclusions: A low prevalence of confirmed malaria, 4.4% (95% CI: 2.2, 6.6), was recorded among HIV patients from Ghana. The prevalence could also be attributed to the high cases of malaria diagnosed presumptively (37.0%), (OR=4.11, 95% CI: [2.83, 5.96], P
Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Новинка

Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

3549 руб.
Food insecurity is a challenging matter for Syrian refugees in Lebanon due to their exhausted savings and assets. This book critically examines the nutritional status of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, especially vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant and lactating women, identifies some of the factors likely to undermine their nutritional status, and therefore makes recommendations to practitioners and policy makers for an effective nutritional management and long-term food security of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Preventive Treatment of Malaria among Health Workers in the tropics Preventive Treatment of Malaria among Health Workers in the tropics Новинка

Preventive Treatment of Malaria among Health Workers in the tropics

4839 руб.
Malaria is an endemic public health tropical disease which account for over two-third infant mortality and about one-third maternal morbidity and mortality in Sub-Sahara Africa. Intermittent Prevention Treatment of Malaria Provides information on most innovative methods of ensuring effective treatment of malaria. Malaria in pregnancy is a serious problem in the tropics. Its consequences include maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Although Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) is effective in preventing malaria in pregnancy, little is known about health workers knowledge of it as well as their compliance with its guidelines. This study therefore assessed the level of knowledge, perception and practices of IPT of malaria among health workers in Nigeria. IPT is a better malaria prevention intervention than the old chemo-prophylactic measure. I recommend this thesis to clinicians, public health experts and researchers.
Growth and Nutrition Growth and Nutrition Новинка

Growth and Nutrition

5790 руб.
This book was intended to understand the Growth pattern and Nutritional status among Konda Reddi and Koya Dora tribal subjects,both are most primitive tribal populations of Andhra Pradesh, India.
A Public Health Nutritional Assessment of Elderly in Islamabad A Public Health Nutritional Assessment of Elderly in Islamabad Новинка

A Public Health Nutritional Assessment of Elderly in Islamabad

4929 руб.
Elderly are the most vulnerable group of population in the community in terms of their health as well as the nutritional status. The nutritional assessment of elderly is a huge challenge since there are numerous associated factors, which are not simple to define. The present work is an effort to improve the nutritional status of the elderly in Islamabad through the assessment of nutritional status of the elderly in Islamabad with a further objective to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of elderly in Islamabad regarding their nutritional status. This work emphasizes the need for more research in the area of gerontology and nutrition so that the nutritional and health status of the elderly in Islamabad can be improved. There is also a dire need to amend the national and provincial health policies so that the components of health and nutrition related to the elderly may be added in these policies. Nutritional education needs to be imparted to the elderly, regarding the significance of their health and nutritional status.
Nutritional status & associated factors among children with HIV/AIDS Nutritional status & associated factors among children with HIV/AIDS Новинка

Nutritional status & associated factors among children with HIV/AIDS

4839 руб.
Death rates among children who are severely malnourished are about six times greater than among those who are healthy and well nourished in the same population, and twenty to fifty times greater than the rate in rich and prosperous countries,even this figure will be high among HIV population.This book has a lot of information on prevalence of malnutrition among HIV infected african children and different factors which predispose young children with HIV/AIDS in sub Saharan Africa.
Determinants of Nutritional Status of Children under Age Five Determinants of Nutritional Status of Children under Age Five Новинка

Determinants of Nutritional Status of Children under Age Five

5790 руб.
The study has been intended to model determinants of nutritional status of children under age five using cross-sectional study design and two-stage cluster sampling methods during data collection.Logistic regression model was used for data analysis because logistic regression belongs to the class of generalized linear models and is commonly used strategy in analyzing data which have categorical dependent variable. It allows one to predict a discrete outcome, such as group membership from a set of predictor, since logistic regression calculates the probability of success over the probability of failure and relationships and strength among the variables.The study used data collected from children under age five by using Anthropometric measurements and taking demographic, socioeconomic, environmental, nutritional, and health seeking variables by using administered questionnaire from mothers and care givers of children of Hawassa Zuria woreda in Sidama Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia.
Prevalence of Placental Malaria in Parts of Anambra State S/E Nigeria Prevalence of Placental Malaria in Parts of Anambra State S/E Nigeria Новинка

Prevalence of Placental Malaria in Parts of Anambra State S/E Nigeria

6890 руб.
Prevalence of Placental Malaria in Parts of Anambra State South Eastern Nigeria is an Experimental Research conducted in some localities in the three senatorial zones of the state to evaluate the Prevalence intensity and mortality rate due to Malaria infection in Nigeria. Anambra State was chosen for the study due to its heterogeneous nature in terms of weather, environmental cleanliness, occupation, antenatal care, residential and educational status of the mother which play major roles in the status of the fetus. Also considered is the general effect of Placental Malaria on the unborn baby, Parity of the Mother, Gravida to ascertain whether number of pregnancies improves immunity in the pregnant women. Placental Malaria was also matched with jaundice in babies as well as still-Birth, other parameters were equally measured such as the weight of the babies and the weight of the placenta. Finally, some control and preventive measures were suggested. Prevalence of Placental Malaria in Parts of Anambra S/E Nigeria is a well researched piece of work in malaria study especially among the unborn and neonates.It is a must read for scholars and policy makers in malaria.
Nutritional Status Of HIV Positive Patients Nutritional Status Of HIV Positive Patients Новинка

Nutritional Status Of HIV Positive Patients

5790 руб.
Malnutrition is one of the earliest complications of HIV infection. This cross-sectional study (involving 100 newly diagnosed HIV positive patients) was carried out to evaluate the relationship between the nutritional status and immune status of HIV positive patients, and to look into the various factors contributing to malnutrition in these patients. In the study sample, 46% of the patients were malnourished according to body mass index, 85% were malnourished according to triceps skin-fold thickness and 98% were malnourished according to mid arm muscle circumference. Tuberculosis, chronic diarrhea, candidiasis and depression were associated with malnutrition. Nutritional, anthropometric and laboratory parameters were found to have significant correlation with the immune status. Hence, nutritional assessment of HIV-infected persons can identify those at risk for adverse outcomes from nutritional deficiencies and help in planning appropriate interventions.
Congenital Malaria Study in University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria Congenital Malaria Study in University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria Новинка

Congenital Malaria Study in University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

3549 руб.
Malaria is an important vector borne infectious disease.Congenital malaria is defined as the presence of malaria parasite in the erythrocyte or peripheral blood smear of the new borne babies from 24hours to 7days of life. It was considered rare in endemic areas until recent studies started reporting high prevalence rates. Congenital malaria is increasing reported among babies born to mothers residing in endemic areas. Given the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with malaria (300 million clinical cases and about one million deaths each year), it became pertinent to determine its current status among new born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Malaria causes a global estimate of 300 million clinical cases and around one million deaths each year .It is a major problem in tropical and subtropical countries and can be transmitted vertically from placenta of a pregnant woman to her foetus or perinataly during labour. The risk of malaria infection during pregnancy can result in maternal death or to spontaneous abortion in up to 60% of cases.The prenatal and neonatal mortality may vary from 15 to 70%.
Poverty and Child Malnutrition in Ethiopia Poverty and Child Malnutrition in Ethiopia Новинка

Poverty and Child Malnutrition in Ethiopia

4839 руб.
Despite recent achievement in economic progress in Ethiopia, the fruit of development has failed to secure a better nutritional status among all children of the country. About 472,000 Ethiopian children die each year before their fifth birthdays. This tragic fact places Ethiopia sixth among the countries of the world in terms of the absolute number of child deaths. Of these, about 57% of under-five mortality is caused by malnutrition
Nutritional status of adolescent girls in rural Kathmandu Nutritional status of adolescent girls in rural Kathmandu Новинка

Nutritional status of adolescent girls in rural Kathmandu

6690 руб.
Proper nutrition is very essential for adolescent girls to improve the quality of not only their life but also the life of future generation as well. Despite the importance of this crucial period of life, there is little information on adolescent girl’s nutritional status. So, realizing this gap researcher tried to assess nutritional status of the adolescent girls of rural setting as a part of the study with the objective to examine the nutritional status of adolescent girls and identify the determining factors. The study was done in Goldhunga VDC with total sample size of 254 married and unmarried adolescent girls of age 12-19 years selected by the convenient sampling approach. This study used both quantitative and qualitative tools of data collection.The study finding shows poor nutritional status in the form of stunted growth that is common among girls. The mean height of respondents fall below -2 SD NCHS reference height-for-age standard and are categorized as high risk of malnutrition. These girls are identified as more risk for reproduction because of short stature. Weight seems better in comparison of height. Mean weight of all respondents fall between -1SD and – 2 SD.
Health Education in Malaria Control and Prevention Interventions Health Education in Malaria Control and Prevention Interventions Новинка

Health Education in Malaria Control and Prevention Interventions

4839 руб.
Malaria is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and contributes significantly to infant and maternal mortality. To reverse this situation, health education continues to be used in promoting the uptake of malaria interventions in SSA. This systematic review was conducted to look into the extent to which health education has been effective in increasing the uptake of community-based malaria control and prevention interventions. The review suggests that health education in community-based malaria prevention and control interventions influences the uptake of malaria interventions, enhances knowledge about the malaria disease and generally reduces malaria prevalence and mortality in children under five and pregnant women. This book is useful to health professionals, organisations, or anyone else who may be engaged in the fight against malaria in the global south.
Nutritional Status of Menopausal Women Nutritional Status of Menopausal Women Новинка

Nutritional Status of Menopausal Women

4839 руб.
As a woman transitions to menopause, she experiences physiological and psychological changes that influence her over all well being. There is a general consensus that proper nutrition plays a key role in ensuring a healthy transition. However there are few studies on menopause and Nutritional status particularly in Kenya. The writer therefore set up to establish nutritional status of menopausal women in one of the rural sub locations in Kenya. Any woman going through menopause will get useful information on the health nutritional care of menopausal women. Enjoy.
CHILD CARE PRACTICES AND MALARIA SEVERITY IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS CHILD CARE PRACTICES AND MALARIA SEVERITY IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS Новинка

CHILD CARE PRACTICES AND MALARIA SEVERITY IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS

5790 руб.
Malaria, a blood parasitic disease is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity particularly among children and pregnant women because they are most at risk in many developing countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the deaths due to malaria could be averted if care-takers recognized the signs and symptoms of malaria and instituted appropriate measures without delay. Early recognition followed by correct management is a key strategy for malaria control in endemic areas. The effectiveness of this strategy requires an understanding of care- seeking patterns including the actions the care-takers initiate in response to an episode of childhood febrile illness since they greatly influence the severity of the disease. A health facility-based descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in a rural District of Kenya (a malaria endemic area), where caretakers seeking treatment for their children aged under-five years who tested positive for malaria parasites were recruited into the study. The main objective was to determine health care practices during the illness and their effect on the severity of the illness.
Analysis of Correlates of Nutritional Status of Adolescents Analysis of Correlates of Nutritional Status of Adolescents Новинка

Analysis of Correlates of Nutritional Status of Adolescents

6690 руб.
This study is an attempt to study the determinants of nutritional status of adolescents in Jimma zone using data from longitudinal family survey of youth. The survey collected information from a total of 2084 adolescents aged from 13 to 17 years in Jimma zone. Depending on the objectives of the study, Univariate and multivariate linear regression statistical techniques were used for data analysis using socio-economic, demographic and health variable as explanatory variables and measures of nutritional status with underweight and stunting as response variables. The results of the analysis showed place of residence, sex of adolescent and working in a job were the most important determinants of adolescents nutritional status in Jimma zone.
Predictors of Malaria Mortality Among Children In Ghana Predictors of Malaria Mortality Among Children In Ghana Новинка

Predictors of Malaria Mortality Among Children In Ghana

5890 руб.
Malaria is a persistent public health problem and is the leading cause of death among young African children, killing one child every second. The disease also seriously affects children’s future: they may suffer neurological after-effects and impaired learning ability. Malaria is hyper-endemic in Ghana. It remains a major public health problem, requiring focused interventions including prompt and effective scientific studies. Therefore, this study, applied a binary logistic regression model to analyze predictors influencing malaria in-hospital mortality using inpatient morbidity and mortality returns register from the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the northern region of Ghana. The study comprised five chapters in all. The results showed that there is a linear relationship between malaria mortality and the predictors. Again, it was found that the predictors; referral status, distance, treatment type and length of stay were relevant in predicting malaria mortality. This book, therefore, provides a scientific resource for health personnel, the health ministries, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders in the public health sector.
Nutritional Assessment Of School Children In Palampur (India) Nutritional Assessment Of School Children In Palampur (India) Новинка

Nutritional Assessment Of School Children In Palampur (India)

4839 руб.
Health and nutrition problems are the result of unsatisfactory food intake or severe and repeated infections or combination of both and are closely linked to inadequate health services and an unhealthy environment. In India, there is a significant difference in the economic status, life style and nutritional intake between rural and urban population and between male and female children. Such differences affect the health and nutritional status of children. This study was undertaken to assess the nutritional and growth status of male and female school going children of the age group 7 to 9 years
Malaria associated factors in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India Malaria associated factors in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India Новинка

Malaria associated factors in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India

4839 руб.
World malaria report 2008 estimated 247 million cases and a million deaths due to malaria globally, in year 2006. Report indicates the endemicity of malaria in 109 countries of the world. National vector borne disease control programme of India reported 55000 cases and 46 deaths due to malaria in Rajasthan in 2007. Malaria is known to be an exclusively local phenomenon, whose transmission, prevalence and distribution are determined by local malariogenic conditions. Identification of the factors associated with disease in local context is a demanding area of research. Detailed analytical epidemiological study to find out the association status of different personal, household and environment related factors including role of Prosopis juliflora, an exotic and invasive plant in India, has carried out in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Knowledge on the associated factors of malaria provided in this book may guide the programme planners to target the affected or susceptible groups for better impact and enrich the understanding of malaria among medical research scientists and scholars as a whole.
Nutritional Status And Physical Work Capacity Nutritional Status And Physical Work Capacity Новинка

Nutritional Status And Physical Work Capacity

8390 руб.
The main objective is to assess the nutritional status profiles, physical activity and endurance of rural girl children in relation to food intakes. The status profiles also compared with urban elite and urban slum groups of (10 to 18 years) from preadolescence to adolescence and a group of young women (19 to 21 years) who acted as age and caste matched controls.The findings as related to different facets of nutritional status of girls, adolescent and young women provide scope to plan for effective nutritional intervention programmes geared to the needs of poor communities. Such relevant programmes may go a long way in improving the quality of life of the most significant but yet neglected section of the population i.e., the girl children, “The mothers-to-be”.The findings of the present study indicate that both rural and urban poor have poor nutritional status, high incidence of calorie deficiency, protein and other micro nutrient deficiencies, anaemia due to lower intakes of iron and protein rich foods, more physical activity and poor socio-economic status.
Malaria in the Western Highlands of Kenya Malaria in the Western Highlands of Kenya Новинка

Malaria in the Western Highlands of Kenya

5790 руб.
Malaria in the highlands of Kenya presents a serious health challenge. Both local population and visitors including tourists are at an increasing risk of malaria related sickness and death. The book examines the prospects for bringing malaria in the western highlands region of Kenya under control by using specific innovative interventions. It highlights the direction of research and reports on the current status of highland malaria research, prevention and control efforts and way forward. The authors present a detailed review and recent study findings and a commentary on the epidemiology of highland malaria, biology of Plasmodium species and vector Anopheles mosquitoes, and environmental factors. Written by experts with several years experience in parasitology, the book will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in medical parasitology and entomology, and professionals in public health, biomedical scientists and medical laboratory technologists. The book will be useful for anyone who may be considering reviewing existing malaria intervention strategies or planning to introduce new anti-malarial measures in the highlands of Kenya.
Health and Nutritional Services of Integrated Child Development Scheme Health and Nutritional Services of Integrated Child Development Scheme Новинка

Health and Nutritional Services of Integrated Child Development Scheme

9390 руб.
Research in Health and Nutritional services provided to human being is so important to underpin both policy making and designing the related programmes or schemes. Though there has been progress in improving health and nutrition of people in India; some challenges remain and new ones have emerged India. The social, economic, and cultural factors influence on health and nutritional status of human beings. The major health problems of the 21st century include nutritional deficiencies and dietary changes in both rural and urban settings. The research in Health and Nutritional services can help to identify the biological and socio-cultural components of solutions to health and nutritional problems. Favorable health and nutritional policies and effective and equitable health and nutritional services are critical to the broader development goal of breaking the cycle of poverty, high fertility, poor health, low productivity and slow economic growth. Hence, the present study is designed to focus on health and nutritional services provided under Integrated Child Development Services scheme.
Gender difference and Nutritional Status Gender difference and Nutritional Status Новинка

Gender difference and Nutritional Status

4839 руб.
The book is written based on anthropometric measurements and the collected data is compared with other social and economic factors to find out relations between gender difference and status of malnutrition in rural Bangladesh. The World Health Organization approved National Center for Health Statistics (NCSH) standards of measuring malnutrition is used to compare the nutritional status of the rural children. Three types of malnutrition is measured they are, Weight for Age (Underweight), Height for Age (Stunting) and Height for Weight (Wasting). Collected data are analyzed using ‘Epi info’ soft ware recommended from Food and Nutritional Department of University of Dhaka. It is found, a higher probability of child’s malnutrition in rural area than that of general nutritional status of children in all over the nation. Parent’s educational status and economic condition or family income is found highly correlated with children’s nutritional status. Mother’s knowledge of child rearing and health awareness is also positively impacted on children’s malnutrition. It is recommended to increase awareness of parents and ensure equal opportunity to rural people for a better nourished nation.
Malaria during pregnancy Malaria during pregnancy Новинка

Malaria during pregnancy

6390 руб.
Malaria is one of the most significant infectious diseases worldwide. It is endemic mainly in tropical and subtropical regions especially in Africa, Asia and South and Central America. Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. Most malaria cases and deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.However, Asia, Latin America, and to a lesser extent the Middle East are also affected. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Placental malaria is the condition when a pregnant woman becomes infected with malaria parasites and these parasites hide in the placenta. This phenomenon can have severe consequences for both the mother and the fetus. This book describes maternal and fetal effects of malaria and malaria treatment during pregnancy in Rwanda and focuses on the effects of current treatment for malaria on the baby and on the effects of malaria on the fetus in utero.
Household Food Security Household Food Security Новинка

Household Food Security

6390 руб.
Malnutrition is a major health problem in most developing countries and poses a costly drain on national economies and therefore deserves to be assessed periodically in order to facilitate the development and implementation of targeted interventions. The increase in malnutrition rates in rural and urban households in most developing countries over the years is mainly attributed to reduced access to enough food.Pre-school children are among the most vulnerable groups, their nutritional status being determined by among others, availability of food at a household level. This book reveals that nutritional status of the pre-school children is significantly affected by dietary intake, symptoms of disease, household food security and education level of the mother or caregiver.It is therefore hoped that this book will assist scholars and professional in foods and human nutrition related fields shed more light on its findings. The book will also assist governments and other agencies to establish surveillance systems, which would ensure necessary and timely interventions to avert cases of food insecurity and its related nutritional effects especially among pre-school children.
The Socio-Economic Determinants of Nutritional Intake The Socio-Economic Determinants of Nutritional Intake Новинка

The Socio-Economic Determinants of Nutritional Intake

4839 руб.
Hunger and malnutrition has been the most serious problem currently facing the majority of the world’s population (WHO, 2000).Conventionally, nutritional status of children is an indicator of the nutritional profile of the entire community (Thomas et al, 1990).High rates of disability, illness and death, are some of the effects of nutritional deficiencies among children. They also affect the long term physical growth and development of children. In addition, future economic growth can be jeopardized by high rates of malnutrition by reducing the intellectual and physical potential of the entire population. Good infant and child health is synonymous with wealth of the future.
Drug-Resistant Malaria Drug-Resistant Malaria Новинка

Drug-Resistant Malaria

4839 руб.
According to the World Development Report of 1993, apart from tuberculosis (TB) and most recently HIV and AIDS, malaria exerts higher death toll among human beings worldwide than any other communicable disease. The fight against malaria has further been hampered by development of resistance against most drugs commonly used to treat it. Because of these, the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999 declared malaria control a global priority. This text bears intriguing findings regarding the current methods used to detect SP resistant genes in Plasmodium falciparum strain of malaria parasite making it a MUST read for researchers,health professionals, Scientists, academicians among others. It is a product of thorough and dedicated research spanning two years which was carried out by the author and others during drug sensitivity studies in East Africa.
Predicting Nutritional Status of Under 5 Children Using Data Mining Predicting Nutritional Status of Under 5 Children Using Data Mining Новинка

Predicting Nutritional Status of Under 5 Children Using Data Mining

4929 руб.
This research presents hybrid methodology of Knowledge Discovery Process to achieve the goal of building predictive model using data mining techniques and used secondary data from 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey dataset. Hybrid process model was selected since it combines best features of Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Database methodology to identify and describe several explicit feedback loops which are helpful in attaining the research objectives. WEKA 3.6.8 data mining tools and techniques such as J48 decision tree, Naive Bayes and PART rule induction classifiers were utilized as means to address the research problem.In this particular study, the predictive model developed using PART pruned rule induction found to be best performing having 92.6% of accurate results and 97.8% WROC area. Promising result has been achieved from the rules regarding nutritional status prediction. From this study, it is confirmed that applying data mining techniques could indeed support a predictive model building task that predicts nutritional status of under-five children in Ethiopia. Therefore, researchers, students and others can use it.
Nutritional assessment of children in public and private schools Nutritional assessment of children in public and private schools Новинка

Nutritional assessment of children in public and private schools

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A lot of studies have been conducted for nutritional evaluation of children under 5 years age due to high under 5 mortality rate of Pakistan. The present study is carried out not only to assess but also to compare the nutritional status of public and private school children of Rawalpindi city. A total of 344 students of 5-10 years age were enrolled in the study from EDO registered schools by multistage sampling. CDC growth charts for 2-20 years age boys and girls showing weight-for-age, height-for-age and BMI-for-age percentiles were used for nutritional assessment. Approximately half of the students were found to be well nourished with higher percentage of study subjects in female population to be malnourished. About more than half of the study population reflected compromised nutritional status with reference to one or more parameters. This grave situation entails needful strategic steps from relevant authorities for its resolution.
Growth and Development among Bagatha boys Growth and Development among Bagatha boys Новинка

Growth and Development among Bagatha boys

3549 руб.
The results of a cross sectional study of physical growth and nutritional status of the Bagatha tribal boys of Chintapalli and G.K.Veedhi Mandals of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh have been presented. The study consists of 514 boys in the age group of 5+ to 20+ years. 19 Anthropometric measurements are used in the study to highlight the growth status of Bagatha boys. This study brings to light that Bagatha tribal boys are shorter and lighter with broader head and chest circumferences compared to other neighboring tribals. This study aims to provide base line information on the growth progression among the Bagatha boys. Studies of this kind could be undertaken among other tribals with a comparative perspective in order to indentify the Major determining factors in growth progression.
The Growth and Nutritional status of Yanadis in A.P,India The Growth and Nutritional status of Yanadis in A.P,India Новинка

The Growth and Nutritional status of Yanadis in A.P,India

7790 руб.
Growth and nutritional studies are valuable as they provide virtuous knowledge on the health status of ethnic groups.The wide spread poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, absence of safe drinking water and sanitary living conditions, poor maternal and child health services, ineffective coverage of national health and nutritional services, have been traced as significant contributing factors for gloomy health conditions prevailing among these vulnerable population. Such a large vulnerable population in our country is of great concern in view of the extraneous social pressures and their impact on their health conditions. The Indian government as well as state governments have earmarked priority areas of research on tribes to get knowledge in the aspects of growth and nutritional status and ecological conditions of the tribal populations. In Andhra pradesh there are 33 tribal groups living in divergent ecological settings. For the present study, Yanadi,the second largest tribal group with dark-skinned,platyrrhine,below medium stature,longheaded,broad facial profile with a short chin, broad and short nasal features are inhabiting in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is considered.
Knowledge Attitudes and Practices on Malaria among Tribal Communities Knowledge Attitudes and Practices on Malaria among Tribal Communities Новинка

Knowledge Attitudes and Practices on Malaria among Tribal Communities

8390 руб.
Malaria is one of the worlds important parasitic disease.After thousands of years,it still remains the worlds most parasitic infection.reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality is an important issue to meet the overall objectives of reducing poverty and has been included in the millennium development goals-Goal6,target7.Community participation is necessary to achieve the above goals. there is a need to know the existing knowledge and attitudes of population regarding malaria as a disease,its treatment and control. hence the present study was undertaken as an attempt to understand the community knowledge attitudes and practices among tribal population of East Godavari district.
Children’s nutritional status and poverty Children’s nutritional status and poverty Новинка

Children’s nutritional status and poverty

7790 руб.
This study explores the pathways through which individual and household factors are associated with changes in child nutritional status. In this study the concept of nutrition deprivation is used in two ways: firstly as indicated by child’s anthropometric measures, and secondly in terms of food consumption. The main question is how time, individual and household factors influence child nutritional status. The study uses the Pakistan Panel Data covering four rural districts of Pakistan. A child health framework is employed to establish the mechanism of child nutritional status by linking the various factors at child, household and community levels. This framework specifies poverty as the root cause of malnutrition. Various statistical modelling techniques for analysing the longitudinal data are used in this study, e.g. growth curve models. The results indicate poor nutritional status of children while associations are found between poverty and stunting moreover chronic poverty is associated with wasting. Finally, food consumption patterns mostly revolve around the staple food, and even in the top expenditure quintile this pattern remains persistent.
Selenium and Burkitt Lymphoma incidence in Western Kenya Selenium and Burkitt Lymphoma incidence in Western Kenya Новинка

Selenium and Burkitt Lymphoma incidence in Western Kenya

5790 руб.
Cancer is emerging to be a major problem in Kenya. It is a multi-step process and not much is known in the causal matrix. Cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are very common in malaria holo-endemic areas a long the Lake Victoria Basin. The only suspected etiological agents for this cancer (Burkitt Lymphoma (BL)) are Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and holoendemic Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, recent BL incidence show a more refined spatial clusters within the region that strongly suggest the existence of co-factors. One such co-factor investigated GPx was selenium. This publication outlines the findings of the study on GPx selenium, a surrogate of the body nutritional status. It is known to regulate hormonal and enzymatic pathways, reactive oxygen species (ROS)and DNA repairs. Its deficiency potentiate microbial mutations and increased risk of BL pathogenesis.
Nutritional Assessment Nutritional Assessment Новинка

Nutritional Assessment

4839 руб.
Nutrition assessment is a huge multidisciplinary topic requiring input from a Nutrition Team where the clinician, the pharmacist, the dietician, specialist nurse and the laboratory personnel ensure the best available treatment protocols and outcomes for the frequently very sick patients requiring nutritional support. This book it thus intended to indicate how the laboratory personnel may help in the assessment and management of nutritional status.
Malaria Control In The Context Of RBM Programme In Ogun State, Nigeria Malaria Control In The Context Of RBM Programme In Ogun State, Nigeria Новинка

Malaria Control In The Context Of RBM Programme In Ogun State, Nigeria

6890 руб.
Malaria remains a formidable public health and development challenge globally, particularly in Nigeria despite decades of control. Consequently, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Programme was initiated to promote evidence-based and cost-effective control interventions namely, home management of malaria (HMM), Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT), Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), and Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). It targets increased access of pregnant women and under-five children to the interventions up to 60% by 2005 and 80% by 2010. Ogun state was adjudged to have performed best in malaria control three times in the country between 2005 and 2008. Yet, no effort has been made to determine the factors that account for its success in the state. This book based on evidence from a study examined the factors that promote or impede implementation of malaria control strategies in the context of RBM programme efforts among the target populations in Ogun State, Nigeria.
IMPACT OF FARM TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY IMPACT OF FARM TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY Новинка

IMPACT OF FARM TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY

7790 руб.
This book explains the impact of farm technologies and gender dynamics on household food security and nutritional status of under-fives in Busia and Vihiga districts of Western Province, Kenya. Through qualitative and quantitative methods, the study elucidates the link between farm technologies, gender issues and household food security. The author observes that the use of farm technologies is low among smallholders and contributes to low agricultural productivity and income. The study shows that the education level of household heads,their contact with extension personnel and household headship have a significant effect on household food security. De jure female-headed households were found to be the most vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. The author concludes that through capacity building and access to financial and physical capital, female-headed households have the potential of increasing agricultural production just like male-headed households. This book recommends the intensive use of farm technologies by smallholders through efficient extension service and efficient credit service system. The book is a must-read for agricultural policy makers and researchers.
Effects of Malaria Parasitaemia on Iron Status in Pregnant Women Effects of Malaria Parasitaemia on Iron Status in Pregnant Women Новинка

Effects of Malaria Parasitaemia on Iron Status in Pregnant Women

7390 руб.
Malaria is a disease caused by the protozoan parasite; Plasmodium. The four species of this parasite which infects man, lives and destroys the red blood cells, during a period of their life cycle. Infection with these parasites can therefore cause anaemia by its effect on the iron store components used in the production of red blood cells. In this book, the magnitude and direction of the effect of malaria parasitaemia on iron stores, in pregnant women living in a malaria endemic area has been described in details.
Socioeconomic Burden Of Malaria On Sidama Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia Socioeconomic Burden Of Malaria On Sidama Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia Новинка

Socioeconomic Burden Of Malaria On Sidama Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

4839 руб.
Estimated cost of household ….it was estimated that household paid an average of 20.46 birr ($1.24) for prevention and 119.91 birr ($7.27) for treatment per episode direct cost or out of pocket payment for prevention and treatment of malaria..… the indirect cost for productive days lost and hours wasted for seeking treatment valued 99.50 birr ($6.03) per victim and 22.78 birr per caretaker. Estimation cost of Public Health Institutes; Health Office spends 1.33birr ($0.09) per household for malaria prevention and Health Facilities spend 47.27 birr ($2.87) per victim for treatment. Households’ response towards the disease affects their social matter….17% of households respond, due to the fear of decrease number of children in their households by malaria mortality they bear more children than they plan; …. 3.99% students were reported withdraw among the enrolled in 2010/2011 in Sidama Zone, among other reasons 3% withdrawal were due to malaria. It can be concluded that, malaria have the tendency to affect the long run human capital accumulation by causing school absenteeism. Generally, malaria poses huge economic and social cost on households and health facilitates.
Effects of interventions on childhood diarrhoeal Morbidity in Kenya Effects of interventions on childhood diarrhoeal Morbidity in Kenya Новинка

Effects of interventions on childhood diarrhoeal Morbidity in Kenya

4839 руб.
Globally, many children under five years live in households without access to quality drinking water, while many more live in households without access to improved sanitation facilities. Therefore, more than 1.5 million children die from diarrhoea every year and a lot more have their development disrupted and their health undermined by diarhoeal-related diseases. Today diarrhoea is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity, especially among young children in developing countries and in Kenya it contributes to 12.8% of the under five deaths. In Mandera, it is a major factor contributing to other health problems such as malnutrition and mortality. Various organizations have had Water, Sanitation and Health Education interventions in the district, all aimed at containing diarrhoeal diseases especially among the under fives. However, it is not known if these interventions have had any effect on diarrhoeal morbidity among the children. The main objective of this study was to assess the effects of these interventions on diarrhoeal morbidity among children under five years in Mandera district.
Health Status and Right to Health Among the Tribals in Andhra Pradesh Health Status and Right to Health Among the Tribals in Andhra Pradesh Новинка

Health Status and Right to Health Among the Tribals in Andhra Pradesh

7790 руб.
According to the 2001 Census, the population of Scheduled Tribes in the country is 8.43 crores, which is 8.2 per cent of the total population of the country. Most Indian tribes are concentrated in heavily forested areas that combine inaccessibility with limited political or economic significance. Historically, the economy of most tribes was subsistence agriculture or hunting and gathering. Tribal members traded with outsiders for the few necessities they lacked, such as salt and iron. Lack of personal hygiene, poor sanitation, poor mother-child health services health serviced, managed care. The benefits covered under a health contract, absence of health education, lack of national preventive programmes and lack of health services are responsible for the poor health of the tribals. Problems like in-sanitary food supplies, water contamination, and poor food intake reflect on the health status of tribals. The tropical diseases like malaria are still widespread and rampant in the tribal areas. Hence, better nutrition and good environmental health are the important. The present book gives full details about health status and rights to health among the tribals in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Congenital Malaria and Birth Weight in North Central Nigeria Congenital Malaria and Birth Weight in North Central Nigeria Новинка

Congenital Malaria and Birth Weight in North Central Nigeria

4839 руб.
This study is timely, bearing in mind the terrible effects of malaria especially among pregnant women and children. This study has answered one of the major questions that had been a burden to researchers in this field especially in this part of the world. The question, " What is the relationship between congenital malaria and birth weight in the Highlands of North Central region of Nigeria?" has been scientifically and conclusively answered by Caroline Amuche Okoli in this amiable and reputable piece of work.
Nutrition and Elite Kenyan Athletes Nutrition and Elite Kenyan Athletes Новинка

Nutrition and Elite Kenyan Athletes

4929 руб.
Kenyan athletes are renowned the World over for their outstanding performance in middle and long distance races. Sometimes the performance of some athletes has been impaired by injuries possibly traceable to nutritional deficiency. This study was therefore designed to assess the nutrition knowledge, nutritional status and dietary intake of energy, protein, iron and calcium of a selected group of elite Kenyan athletes. In conclusion the nutritional knowledge possessed by the athletes was low, their nutritional status was poor and their dietary intake of the essential nutrients especially carbohydrates, protein, calcium and iron was below the recommended.
Effectiveness of Health Education and Malaria Effectiveness of Health Education and Malaria Новинка

Effectiveness of Health Education and Malaria

3639 руб.
Present book comprises of work done in field of preventive medicine such as health education strategies and its effectiveness in creating awareness among tribal population in India. It also evaluates the change in attitude and bed nets usages among them. Use of Long last insecticide treated nets(LLITNs)is effective method to combat malaria of used properly. This book is a small effort to en light both the issues and find better solution.
Plasmodium falciparum malaria, HIV-1 and Anaemia among pregnant women Plasmodium falciparum malaria, HIV-1 and Anaemia among pregnant women Новинка

Plasmodium falciparum malaria, HIV-1 and Anaemia among pregnant women

4839 руб.
This monograph describes the co-occurrence of P. falciparum malaria, HIV-1, anaemia and their associated risk factors among pregnant women in north-western Tanzania, an area endemic to all the two diseases. From this monograph, epidemiology, morbidities, immunological interactions, control and risk factors are discussed. This monograph is important for student of medicine, reproductive health, public health in the developing countries and biomedical sciences.
Mother Education, Maternal Nutritional Knowledge and Feeding Practices Mother Education, Maternal Nutritional Knowledge and Feeding Practices Новинка

Mother Education, Maternal Nutritional Knowledge and Feeding Practices

4839 руб.
Nutritional status of children is greatly depended on nutritional knowledge and feeding practices of the mother which vary substantially between population due to socio-demographic, economic and cultural variations. Childhood malnutrition is a major health problem in Bangladesh, but the relationship between maternal knowledge and practices with the nutritional status of children have not been adequately studied in Bangladeshi population. This relationship along with factors affecting the maternal knowledge and practices, have been addressed in this work including 400 mothers of >2years children. This study has also identified misconception regarding mothers' nutritional knowledge and underlying reasons of improper child feeding practices. The work emphasizes on the importance of providing nutritional knowledge to the mothers (irrespective of educational status) and it also highlights the need for policy and strategy adaptation to provide more effective behavior change education targeted particularly to the people with lower education levels.

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Homo sapiens sapiens is the scientific name of modern human with diversified biological and social variation among the same species. From the beginning of human origin biology and culture ruin parallel to its present form. Freedman (1976) has defined nutritional anthropology as ‘the study of the interrelationship between diet and culture and their mutual influence upon one another’. Nutritional status is the present body status, of a person or a population, related to their state of nourishment (the consumption and utilization of nutrients). The nutritional status is a major, modifiable and powerful element in promoting health, preventing and treating diseases and improving the quality of life. The nutritional status of a community is the sum of the nutritional status of the individual who form that community. The main objective of a “comprehensive” nutritional survey is to obtain precise information on the prevalence and geographic distribution of nutritional problem of a given community, and identification of individuals or population groups “at risk” or in greatest need of assistance. Anthropometric measurements play a very important role in the assessment of nutrition in human
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