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Toward a virtuous circle [electronic resource] : a nutrition review of the Middle East and North Africa.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Toward a virtuous circle [electronic resource] : a nutrition review of the Middle East and North Africa.
Publication Date:
1999
ISBN:
9780821345573

9780585183367
Series:
Health, nutrition, and population series
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
1. Introduction -- Good Nutrition and Economic Progress: a Virtuous Circle -- 2. Nutrition in MENA -- Current Situation and Trends. Protein-Energy Disorders. Micronutrient Disorders -- 3. Causes, Consequences and Determinants of Nutrition Disorders. Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding. Gender. Education and Cultural Background. Demographic Changes and Conflicts. Economic Development -- 4. Improving Nutrition in MENA Countries. Major Nutrition Issues in MENA Countries. Possible Strategies and Actions -- 5. Conclusion -- Nutrition as a Priority Issue.
Abstract:
Annotation Good nutrition is key to maintain or improve health, and people's ability to secure an adequate diet is fundamental to achieving social and economic advances. Although the nutritional status of most people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has improved over the last two decades, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies remain a serious threat to public health. The purpose of this nutrition review of the MENA region is to develop a base of knowledge and a sector strategy, and to help fulfill the World Bank's mandate for poverty reduction. This is the first comprehensive overview of nutritional issues in the region, putting together the problems in an overall economic development context. The review focuses on the health implications of nutritional issues, and supplements a regional study of food subsidy programs and the regional health, nutrition and population sector strategy paper. It aims to:6 assess the region's nutritional status;6 analyze the causes and consequences of nutritional problems and their implications for health;6 suggest a strategy to improve the nutrition and health of the people in the region;6 develop a database from available sources and literature. Part of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Series (HNP).

Annotation "Good nutrition is key to maintain or improve health, and people's ability to secure an adequate diet is fundamental to achieving social and economic advances. Although the nutritional status of most people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has improved over the last two decades, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies remain a serious threat to public health." The purpose of this nutrition review of the MENA region is to develop a base of knowledge and a sector strategy, and to help fulfill the World Bank's mandate for poverty reduction. This is the first comprehensive overview of nutritional issues in the region, putting together the problems in an overall economic development context. The review focuses on the health implications of nutritional issues, and supplements a regional study of food subsidy programs and the regional health, nutrition and population sector strategy paper. It aims to: * assess the region's nutritional status; * analyze the causes and consequences of nutritional problems and their implications for health; * suggest a strategy to improve the nutrition and health of the people in the region; * develop a database from available sources and literature. Part of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Series (HNP).
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English