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Understanding the differences between child stunting and anemia reduction and identifying outstanding challenges in Ghana.

Stories of Change in Nutrition in Ghana By Richmond Aryeetey, Afua Atuobi-Yeboah, Mara Van Den Bold and Nick Nisbett. In the past decade, Ghana has seen a significant reduction in stunting among children under five years of age. However, anemia only declined marginally over the same period, with the result that the rate of child…

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Transform Nutrition West Africa Update May 2020

This seventh issue of our regular update highlights a rapid survey from our short course alumni on national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and outputs following the Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum alongside our usual roundup of relevant news and new nutrition evidence relevant to the West Africa region.

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Evidence Notes

Implementation in Nutrition: A Tools Map

The Knowledge for Implementation and Impact Initiative (KI3) set out to strengthen the availability, access and utilization of implementation knowledge to accelerate progress in scaling up implementation and impact on nutrition. One of its activities focused on the development of a Tools Map, which is an interactive, user friendly, and visually engaging map on implementation…

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Evidence Notes

Nutrition policy in West Africa – Evidence Note

This brief summarizes nutrition-relevant policies, strategies, and action plans in West Africa. With a focus on the six nutrition challenges that make up the World Health Assembly global targets, we examine: i) nutrition context, policy objectives, indicators, budget, and activities, ii) key beneficiaries, actors and coordination, iii) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability, and iv) the extent…

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Journal Articles

Measuring the coverage of nutrition interventions along the continuum of care: time to act at scale

The global community is committed to addressing malnutrition. And yet, coverage data for high-impact interventions along the continuum of care remain scarce due to several measurement and data collection challenges. In this analysis paper, we identify 24 nutrition interventions that should be tracked by all countries, and determine if their coverage is currently measured by…

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Country Briefs

Country data profile – Guinea

This data profile from Transform Nutrition West Africa on Guinea aims to: Summarize all available primary data sources and secondary data aggregation platforms for key nutrition indicators representative at the national level. Assess the identified data sources for each indicator across four dimensions (i) validity and comparability, (ii) timeliness, (iii) accessibility, and (iv) representativeness. Identify…

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Country Briefs

Country data profile – Guinea Bissau

This data profile from Transform Nutrition West Africa on Guinea Bissau aims to: Summarize all available primary data sources and secondary data aggregation platforms for key nutrition indicators representative at the national level. Assess the identified data sources for each indicator across four dimensions (i) validity and comparability, (ii) timeliness, (iii) accessibility, and (iv) representativeness….