Sophonneary Prak
Public healthPediatricsMalnutritionMedicineEnvironmental health
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Publications 6
#1Bindi Borg (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 2
#2Seema Mihrshahi (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 26
Last. Frank T. Wieringa (IRD: Institut de recherche pour le développement)H-Index: 3
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Rates of childhood undernutrition are persistently high in Cambodia. Existing ready-to-use supplementary and therapeutic foods (RUSFs and RUTFs) have had limited acceptance and effectiveness. Therefore, our project developed and trialled a locally-produced, multiple micronutrient fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) with therapeutic and supplementary versions. This ready-to-use food (RUF) is innovative in that, unlike many RUFs, it contains fish instead of milk. Development began in 2...
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#1Nanna Roos (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 22
#2M. Campos Ponce (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 3
Last. Jacques Berger (IRD: Institut de recherche pour le développement)H-Index: 22
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Objectives Since the 1990s, programs for the control of micronutrient deficiencies became a public health priority for many governments, including the countries partnering the project “Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to Control Deficiencies and Improve Nutritional Status and General Health in Asia” (SMILING): Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos-PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The aim of this study was to map which micronutrient deficiencies have been addressed and which interventions were in place in t...
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#2Sophonneary PrakH-Index: 3
Last. Frank T. WieringaH-Index: 18
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Although several health and development indicators have improved significantly in Cambodia, inadequate breastfeeding and inappropriate complementary feeding practices leave many children at high risk of malnutrition during the early stages of life. In 2014, the prevalence of wasting and stunting among Cambodian children under 5 were 10% and 32%, respectively. Thus, a strong focus on improving feeding practices within the first 1000 days window to reduce child malnutrition prevalence in Cambodia ...
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#1Sophonneary PrakH-Index: 3
#2Miriam Iuell Dahl (UNICEF)H-Index: 1
Last. Arnaud Laillou (UNICEF)H-Index: 11
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From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of children dangerously thin (also called wasted) crossed the International Phase Classification Emergency Threshold, increasing from 8.4 to 10.9 %. As a result, Cambodia is now among the 20 worst countries globally for child wasting—with malnutrition implicated in more than 6400 child deaths annually. This study, therefore, sought to provide information on the actual treatment of severely acute malnourished children with complication in Cambodian hospitals.
#1Sophonneary PrakH-Index: 3
#2Miriam Iuell Dahl (UNICEF)H-Index: 1
Last. Arnaud Laillou (UNICEF)H-Index: 11
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A cross-sectional analysis of the Cambodia Demographic Health Surveys from 2000, 2005 and 2010 was conducted to observe the national trends in infant and young child feeding practices. The results showed that rates of exclusive breastfeeding among infants aged 0–5.9 months have increased substantially since 2000, concurrent with an increase in the rates of early initiation of breastfeeding and a reduction in the giving of pre-lacteal feeds. However, the proportion of infants being fed with breas...
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#1Arnaud Laillou (UNICEF)H-Index: 11
#2Sophonneary PrakH-Index: 3
Last. Frank T. Wieringa (IRD: Institut de recherche pour le développement)H-Index: 18
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BACKGROUND: Timely treatment of acute malnutrition in children 500,000 deaths annually. Screening at community level is essential to identify children with malnutrition. Current WHO guidelines for community screening for malnutrition recommend a Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) of 11,000 Cambodian children, obtained by different surveys between 2010 and 2012, was used to calculate sensitivity and ROC curves for MUAC and WHZ. FINDINGS: The secondary analysis showed that using the current WHO cu...
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