Journal of Health Population and Nutrition

Provides a forum for rapid publication of new findings on issues pertinent to maternal, child and family health and related issues of population and nutrition. The articles in the Journal do not deal primarily with child-survival issues but encompass all age-groups and stages of life, with emphasis on family health and development.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, June

An Approach to Addressing Ethical Issues in a Community-Based Risk Assessment for HIV: A Case from Chennai, India
INTRODUCTION Classical principles of epidemiology are the cornerstones of medical research. Epidemiology is concerned with the distribution of diseases and factors that influence their prevalence (1). Data from epidemiological research often inform...
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Bacterial Contamination of Vhuswa-A Local Weaning Food and Stored Drinking-Water in Impoverished Households in the Venda Region of South Africa
INTRODUCTION Diarrhoeal diseases are common in children aged less than five years, and consumption of contaminated water and food is the major source of infection (1). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that consumption of contaminated...
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Costs of Illness and Coping Strategies in a Coffee-Growing Rural District of Ethiopia
INTRODUCTION Health is a key to individual productivity for the opportunity to participate in the labour market or in the production of goods. A fit and physically-capable body is an asset to anyone, while a sick, weak, and disabled body is a liability...
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Incidence of Postpartum Infection after Vaginal Delivery in Viet Nam
INTRODUCTION Almost all (99%) maternal mortality occurs in developing countries (1). The World Health Organization (WHO) claims infection to be the primary cause of 15% of maternal mortality (2). However, as a secondary or undetected primary cause,...
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Life Events as Risk Factors for Myocardial Infarction: A Pilot Case-Control Study in Kolkata, India
INTRODUCTION Although coronary artery disease (CAD) is registering a downswing in its incidence in developed countries, it is assuming near-epidemic proportions in the Indian subcontinent (1). Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the major causes...
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Meetings and Conferences
11-14 September 2005. 5th International Conference on the Capability Approach: Knowledge and Public Action; Education, Responsibility, Collective Agency, Equity, UNESCO, Paris, France. Contact: Jean-Luc Dubois, Centre d'Economie et d'Ethique pour l'Environnement...
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Potential Impact of Adjustment Policies on Vulnerability of Women and Children to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTRODUCTION The social and economic impact of the adjustment programmes of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in developing countries has been a source of heated debate over the last two decades. Research on the effects of...
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Three Socioeconomically-Different Regions of Sivas, Turkey
INTRODUCTION Intestinal parasitic diseases are among the most common infections worldwide and are more prevalent in the poorest communities of the developing world (1-3). It is estimated that some 3.5 billion people are affected and that 450 million...
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Three Socioeconomically-Different Regions of Sivas, Turkey
ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the prevalence of parasites in three socioeconomically-different regions (Alibaba, Esentepe, and Çayboyu) of Sivas, Turkey, to determine the most accurate method for the diagnosis of taeniasis and enterobiasis,...
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Psychiatric Morbidity, Stressors, Impact, and Burden in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
INTRODUCTION Population-based studies have shown a two-fold increase in the social adjustment problems and internalizing and externalizing behavioural problems in children and adolescents with a chronic illness compared to healthy children (1,2)....
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Seroprevalence of Human Brucellosis in a Rural Area of Western Anatolia, Turkey
INTRODUCTION Brucellosis is a public-health problem in many developing countries, including Turkey. The disease is zoonotic, and virtually all infections are derived directly or indirectly from animal exposure (1,2). Brucella strains cause diseases...
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Socioeconomic Differentials in Supplementation of Vitamin A: Evidence from the Philippines
INTRODUCTION Randomized community trials since the mid-1980s have shown a beneficial impact of vitamin A supplementation on childhood mortality (1-10). Meta-analyses of these studies have demonstrated that supplementation of vitamin A reduces childhood...
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The Role of Curative First-Line Health Services in Enhancing Screening and Rehabilitation of Mild-to-Moderate Malnutrition: Results of a Pilot Project in Bolivia
Sir, Mild-to-moderate malnutrition constitutes an important part of the burden of disease for young children in developing countries (1). In association, and even synergy, with infectious diseases, estimates of the contributing risk on the burden...
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The Role of Curative First-Line Health Services in Enhancing Screening and Rehabilitation of Mild-to-Moderate Malnutrition: Results of a Pilot Project in Bolivia
Sir,Mild-to-moderate malnutrition constitutes an important part of the burden of disease for young children in developing countries (1). In association, and even synergy, with infectious diseases, estimates of the contributing risk on the burden of disease...
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Weight Loss during Prolonged Lactation in Rural Bangladeshi Mothers
INTRODUCTION The health and nutritional status of mothers in Bangladesh is currently a major public-health concern. Almost half of Bangladeshi mothers of childbearing age suffer from chronic energy deficiency with a body mass index (BMI) less than...
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