SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:59:05 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: WASH and Nut research project: Impact of Household WASH package to nutrition program in Chad. - by: rob# http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9821 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9821
That's excellent and it would be a good opportunity if Karl or someone else from ACF could present this briefly as part of the SuSanA WG12 "WASH-Nutrition" meeting in Stockholm during World Water Week (Thursday, Sept. 4, 11:30, room t.b.a.).

What do you think?

Best

rob]]>
Nutrition and WASH Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:38:49 +0000
Re: WASH and Nut research project: Impact of Household WASH package to nutrition program in Chad. - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9820 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9820
It might not actually show a lower prevalence of diarrhea though as those on/off heavy events are often caused by other reasons than polluted water, and hygiene is never perfect.

For water treatment you seem to be planning to use chlorine tablets or a combined product like PUR? Have these been pre-tested for acceptability (smell and taste of chlorine) and effectiveness (not too high turbidity)?]]>
Nutrition and WASH Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:25:33 +0000
WASH and Nut research project: Impact of Household WASH package to nutrition program in Chad. - by: carlottadenis http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9816 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9816-wash-and-nut-research-project-impact-of-household-wash-package-to-nutrition-program-in-chad#9816
I would like to inform you about a research project Action contre la Faim (ACF) will be conducting in the next months, called Benefits of a household WASH package to Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program in Chad.

The ‘WASH in Nut’ strategy for Sahel led to the introduction of a list of specific WASH activities for CMAM beneficiaries aiming at protecting malnourished children against worsening of their nutritional status, and potential relapses caused by WASH related infections. ACF now considers crucial to evaluate the effect of this package in a Sahelian context characterized by high prevalence of severe acute malnutrition, through a research project.

This research project will start in September, 2014 in the Kanem region in Chad, where ACF is already intervening in WASH and Nutrition. It will consist in assessing the benefit of adding a “home WASH package” (water treatment and hygiene kit + hygiene promotion) to nutritional rehabilitation of children under 5 suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) without medical complications receiving OTP (Outpatient Therapeutic Program) treatment.

The study design is a Randomized Controlled Trial with a total of 2500 children in 10 different areas: 50% in the control group (receiving OTP treatment) and 50% in the intervention group (receiving OTP treatment + the household WASH package).

Household Wash package is composed of a household water treatment and hygiene kit (water container, water disinfection consumables, soap, cup, hygiene promotion leaflet), hygiene promotion sessions to the child caregiver at health center level (hygiene kit and water treatment demonstrations, hygiene related care practices messages), and a household visit during the treatment (inclusing a hygiene refresh training).

3 hypotheses will guide the study:

1) Children affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition receiving OTP treatment and benefiting from a “home WASH package” have a lower prevalence of diarrhea during the course of their treatment.

2) They have better outcomes in terms of weight gain during treatment.

3) They are less at risk of relapse after successful treatment.

Please do not hesitate to share your comments on this study or to share other similar studies you might know about.

Regards,
Carlotta]]>
Nutrition and WASH Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:25:54 +0000
June 25 Webinar - WASH, Nutrition and Early Childhood Development: New Evidence in ECD and Findings from the Field - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9002-june-25-webinar-wash-nutrition-and-early-childhood-development-new-evidence-in-ecd-and-findings-from-the-field#9002 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/9002-june-25-webinar-wash-nutrition-and-early-childhood-development-new-evidence-in-ecd-and-findings-from-the-field#9002 WASH, Nutrition and Early Childhood Development: New Evidence in ECD and Findings from the Field

Join the USAID WASH and Nutrition Community of Practice for a webinar discussion on this topic of growing interest to USAID and others.

Register today and reserve your webinar seat at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/361157176

- Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Presenters for this webinar:

- Jenny Orgle, Program Director for the Nutrition at the Center Program at CARE USA, will talk about "Addressing Environmental Enteropathy in CARE’s Nutrition at the Center Program."

- Maureen Black, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will talk about "New Evidence Linking Nutrition and Early Child Development" and its connection to WASH.

- Moderated by Helen Petach, USAID, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health Infectious Diseases and Nutrition

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Nutrition and WASH Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:45:46 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption (and environmental enteropathy, EE) - by: KeithBell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8808 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8808
But these microbes are intracellular, meaning inside of human cells lowering energy production. Combined with a poor diet it's called "malnutrition" when it's really malabsorption syndrome due to environmental enteropathy, result of poor sanitation and poor medical choices.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667500/

Children are born imbalanced, a matter of poor microbial predisposition via placental transmission as with malaria and leishmaniasis. Placental transmission of microbes is a fairly new way of viewing health, in the news recently:
www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-b...-shape-human-health/
stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/237/237ra65
news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/05/plac...-impact-fetal-health
www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/health/study-...rns-health.html?_r=0]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:07:31 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption (and environmental enteropathy, EE) - by: KeithBell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8804 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8804
“Gut Microbes Contribute to Mysterious Malnutrition” in National Geographic.
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01...iorkor-malnutrition/]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sat, 31 May 2014 22:41:13 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption (and environmental enteropathy, EE) - by: KeithBell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8659 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8659 caused by environmental enteropathy?

Many creatures consume waste of others and their own kind for reasons of health. Elephants eat one another's waste before it even hits the ground. Dogs are well known to consume feces of other animals, especially when they're sick. They do this to obtain missing enzymes and microorganisms.
blog.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/2014/05/17/why-dogs-eat-poop/]]>
Nutrition and WASH Mon, 19 May 2014 13:45:46 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8445 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8445
Edit: www.fsnnetwork.org/webinars/USAID-Webina...Enteropathy-and-WASH]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sun, 04 May 2014 20:48:45 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8442 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8442
I'm glad to note that you (as always!!!) enjoy my output.

About that question - from where I got them - well, it is pretty difficult to answer, simply because I don't remember from where I got them. Typically, sometimes people send them to me; at times it is that I request for them; sometimes it is from one link to another; and so on.

Regards,

F H Mughal
PS: Yes, environmental enteropathy is also called as tropical enteropathy.]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sun, 04 May 2014 17:30:20 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8441 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8441 environmental enteropathy (seems to be the alternative term for "tropical enteropathy").

Could you please indicate where you got the presentation from? Did you find it via a general Google search or was it sent to you? I noticed that they mentioned funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which I thought was interesting.

Funding:
Gates, DFID, CIDA, NIH, Wellcome Trust, UNICEF

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sun, 04 May 2014 16:30:29 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8436 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8436
F H Mughal]]>
Nutrition and WASH Sun, 04 May 2014 04:56:45 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: KeithBell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8428 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8428
You may have provided this 2012 paper in another thread, but it's worthwhile reposting:
Environmental Enteropathy: Critical implications of a poorly understood condition
europepmc.org/articles/PMC3372657

Aside from antibiotic abuse, I believe poor sanitation and possibly vaccination are the major causes of environmental enteropathy. There are no studies about the effect of childhood vaccines on microbial balance and I believe this is the likely mechanism behind vaccine injury: collateral damage to flora.]]>
Nutrition and WASH Fri, 02 May 2014 21:45:52 +0000
Re: Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8411 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8411
* Here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nut...child-undernutrition
and here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nut...m-veterinary-science]]>
Nutrition and WASH Fri, 02 May 2014 05:33:39 +0000
Malnutrition vs. Malabsorption (and environmental enteropathy, EE) - by: KeithBell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8410 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/8410-malnutrition-vs-malabsorption-and-environmental-enteropathy-ee#8410 www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-30/malnouris...fe-saving-drugs-they

The same issue seems to take place with ineffective vaccination programs said to be a matter of malnutrition when it may actually be a sanitation issue causing gut dysbiosis. It's not necessarily what we eat, but what we can absorb based on intestinal health and microbial balance.]]>
Nutrition and WASH Fri, 02 May 2014 02:53:56 +0000
Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar, India: helping communities to help themselves - by: prakaash.kr http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/7976-sector-wide-approach-to-strengthen-health-swasth-in-bihar-india-helping-communities-to-help-themselves#7976 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nutrition-and-wash/7976-sector-wide-approach-to-strengthen-health-swasth-in-bihar-india-helping-communities-to-help-themselves#7976
I have been encouraged by Arno Rosemarin whom I met at the Toilet Fair last week to share with you our large-scale health project in Bihar, India (with 50,000 communities so far and another 50,000 communities planned).

In this work, sanitation is embedded in a wider approach to community health and nutrition, i.e. it is not at the centre of the activities but it belongs to the package and is therefore important.

Our project is very innovative and converges with health, nutrition and WASH and empowers the community with intensive dialogue with women self-help groups.

The learning briefs that I add below will be important for policy makers and professionals who work for convergence of WASH with health and nutrition and empowerment of women SHGs (self-help groups) on social component. This is joint initiative of government of Bihar and UK Aid in Bihar to work with 50,000 self-help groups in the state.

I am Team Leader for the BTAST implementing SWASTH in Bihar and involved in concept, planning, roll out and evaluation of Gram Varta. Gram Varta is Hindi for village dialogue.

Here you can watch my interview with Arno from last week in Delhi (4 minutes):



The documents attached below are:
  • Learning Brief 1: Gram Varta Plus: Helping Communities to Help Themselves
  • Learning Brief 2: Community Led Total Sanitation: Addressing the Root of the Problem
  • Learning Brief 3: Women Hand Pump Caretakers: Mechanics for Sustainable Community Water Supplies
  • Learning Brief 6: Strengthening VHSNDs: A Convergent Approach

Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH)

Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) is Government of Bihar’s initiative to improve the health and nutrition status of the people in Bihar, particularly among the poorest and excluded. It is implemented through the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Social Welfare and Public Health Engineering Departments. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is providing Financial and Technical Support (£145 million). Technical assistance to SWASTH is provided by Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST).

Best,

Prakash

Prakash Kumar
Patna Bihar India
Skype: prakaash_k
Twitter: @prakaash_k
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Nutrition and WASH Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:59:31 +0000