Abstracts Digests feature abstracts from articles published in peer-reviewed journals; as well as selected non peer-reviewed articles by researchers in reputed academic and/or research institutions and which demonstrated rigor in their research objectives, methodology, and analysis. The digest has four sections: special journal supplements, abstracts from individual peer-reviewed articles, abstracts of non peer-reviewed literature and upcoming events of interest.

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 6

Highlights
■ The Lancet study on regional differences in neonatal and under-five mortality in India
■ BioMed Central Public Health study on whether high parity is associated with lower coverage of key health interventions that might lead to increased mortality.
■ Journal of Pediatrics study of the relationship between maternal height and child growth

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 5

Highlights: Special issue of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin on designing large-scale programs to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Asia and Africa Findings from studies examining infant feeding and school attainment, the co-administration of folic acid tablets and vitamin B12 and its implications for the incidence of persistent diarrhea in children

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 4

Highlights: Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition updates the contribution of undernutrition to child morbidity and mortality, highlights the roles of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions, and provides insights into issues related to the political economy of nutrition. Three multi-country studies on the importance of preterm and small-for-gestational age on the risk of mortality and >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 3

Highlights: Lancet special issue on childhood pneumonia and diarrhea that updates severe disease and mortality estimates, examines cost estimates of effective interventions, and programmatic barriers to reduction of these two illnesses. Several studies on vaccinations and nutrition Studies illustrating the role of civil society organizations in achieving the goals of improved vaccination coverage

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 2

Highlights: Studies on global and national trends in child growth and mortality and impacts of micronutrient supplementation on overcoming micronutrient deficiencies and mortality.

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 1

Highlights: Six special issue publications from 2012 examining the issues on improving maternal and child undernutrition from different dimensions.