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Evidence Syntheses

Evidence Syntheses

Leading systematic reviews commissioned by Cochrane Collaboration, The Lancet and UN agencies on a variety of topics in maternal, child and adolescent health, wellbeing and development including:

  • Care for small-for-gestational age neonates

  • Zinc supplementation in pregnancy

  • Efficacy of double-fortified salt

  • Evidence map on crises, gender, and nutrition

  • Developmental origins of health and disease on nutrition in adolescence

  • Effectiveness of universal health, screen time and physical activity interventions in children and adolescents globally

  • Prevalence of mental health disorders in children and adolescents globally

  • School health and nutrition programs in Canada and globally

Empirical Research

Developing and validating methods, tools, and metrics for monitoring and evaluating food systems and food environments in low-and middle-income countries:

  • Exploring the retail food environment in Matiari, Pakistan

  • Identifying data gaps in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive policies, programs and interventions in South Asia

  • Collaborating with an interdisciplinary and international network of researchers to develop a subnational dashboard of food system indicators (Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Mozambique)​

Capacity Building

Developing tailored technical assistance and capacity development to strengthen individual and institutional capacity in public health nutrition:

  • Online course development

  • In-country workshops with International Pediatric Association (Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Panama)

  • Health facility and community health worker training packages with East Central Southern Africa-Health Community (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)

  • Communities with a high-burden of stunting with Aga Khan Development Network (Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan)

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