This exploratory study looked at the process involved in growth monitoring sessions as carried out in the National Nutrition Programme. The specific aim of this study was to identify misclassification of nutritional status of mother and children arising from errors in taking weight and height and its reasons. Data were collected from seven CNCs of the Kapasia conducting growth monitoring sessions during July 17-27, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In order to show this .......

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  • Writer Name Christine M Least, M A Khan
  • Published Date Saturday, 02 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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Working with a multi-disciplinary team of Ecuadorians, Bangladeshis and Americans, we developed a simple protocol for community-based implementation of kangaroo mother care (CKMC) that does not require birth weight or clinical judgment to identify which newborns should receive CKMC. CKMC could stabilize newborns and possibly reduce neonatal mortality where there is little medical care for newborns and low birth weight (LBW) is common. During their CKMC training, community-based workers .......

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  • Writer Name M Iftekhar Quasem, Nancy L. Sloan, Anita Chowdhury, Salahuddin Ahmed, Beverly Winikoff, AMR Chowdhury
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
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Objective of this survey was to establish a baseline nutritional profile to assess the impact of the MNCH programme interventions at the end of the project duration. Nutritional status and related factors were assessed using different indicators - anthropometric status of under-5 children, adolescent girls and adult women (non-pregnant aged 20-49 years), household food security, intra-householdfood distribution, knowledge of women on micronutrient and food during pregnancy and lactation. Data .......

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  • Writer Name Farhana Haseen
  • Published Date Friday, 01 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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Local non-government organizations (NGOs) are the major partners of the government of Bangladesh (GOB) for implementing NNP (National Nutrition Project) programme at the grassroots level in rural Bangladesh. BRAC is one of the partners working in 53 upazilas out of 105 to implement the NNP programme. BRAC NNP programme continuously keeps records/data on the outcomes of interventions. BRAC has recently decided to assess the whole process of the food supplementation component of the .......

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  • Writer Name Marufa Aziz Khan, Qazi Shafayayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Sunday, 02 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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Objective :To test the impact of anthelmintic treatment on the extent of change in the prevalence and intensity of intestinal parasite as well as nutritional status of female workers in different time and dose schedules.Methodology :Study design – Single blind placebo control trial.Study population – Female workers of all ages in Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF).Study area – Three centers were selected from Manikganj Sadar, Gorpara and Betila area in Manikganj district.Intervention period .......

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  • Writer Name Marufa Aziz Khan, Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Iftekhar Quashem, Chowdhury SB Jalal
  • Published Date Thursday, 03 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :  This study was conducted to assess the consumer acceptance of ultra rice in both rural and urban households in ten different locations in and around the Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Ultra rice is a manufactured grain made from rice flour, selected micronutrients and stabilizers that resembles to milled rice in size and shape. When eaten mixed with normal rice at a ratio of 1:100 before cooking, it was found efficacious in improving the micronutrient status of .......

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  • Writer Name Barnali Chakraborty, Umme Salma Mukta, Md. Saiful Islam Majumder and Rezaul Karim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 December 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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It has recently been advocated that iron supplementation begin before childbearing. A key operational issue is timely identification of females prior to pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with time to first pregnancy (FP) and adolescent pregnancy (AP). A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Gazipur, Bangladesh (April-May 2006) among ever married females aged <=50 y. Data on 603 females were analysed. Mean age was 32 y ± 9. Only 15% (7/47) of never .......

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  • Writer Name Amina Khambalia, Nuzhat Choudhury, Stanley Zlotkin
  • Published Date Tuesday, 10 October 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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