Severine Frison
University of London
Public healthPsychological interventionWastingMedicineEnvironmental health
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#2Severine Frison (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
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Childhood wasting is among the most prevalent forms of undernutrition globally. The Southeast Asia region is home to many wasted children, but wasting is not recognized as a public health problem and its epidemiology is yet to be fully examined. This analysis aimed to determine the burden of wasting, its predictors, and the level of wasting and stunting concurrence. Datasets from Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys in six countries in the region were analyzed. T...
#1Severine FrisonH-Index: 5
#2Chloe AngoodH-Index: 2
Last. Philip JamesH-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND: An estimated 49.5 million children under five years of age are wasted. There is a lack of robust studies on effective interventions to prevent wasting. The aim of this study was to identify and prioritise the main outstanding research questions in relation to wasting prevention to inform future research agendas. METHOD: A research prioritisation exercise was conducted following the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method. Identified research gaps were compiled from mult...
#1Marko Kerac (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 18
#2Severine Frison (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
Last. Marie McGrathH-Index: 10
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Background Tackling malnutrition is a global health priority, helping children both survive and thrive. Acute malnutrition (wasting) in infants aged under 6 months (u6m) is often neglected. Worldwide, some 8.5 million infants u6m are affected yet recent World Health Organization malnutrition guidelines highlight numerous evidence gaps on how to best manage them. To inform future research, policy and programming, we aimed to identify risk factors associated with infant u6m wasting. Methods We did...
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#1Sheila Isanaka (Harvard University)H-Index: 14
#2Kerstin Hanson (MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)H-Index: 3
Last. Rebecca F. GraisH-Index: 30
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#1Severine Frison (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
#2James E. Srmth (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 55
Last. Karl Blanchet (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 15
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#1Karl Blanchet (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 15
#2Anita Ramesh (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
Last. Bayard Roberts (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 29
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Summary Recognition of the need for evidence-based interventions to help to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian responses has been increasing. However, little is known about the breadth and quality of evidence on health interventions in humanitarian crises. We describe the findings of a systematic review with the aim of examining the quantity and quality of evidence on public health interventions in humanitarian crises to identify key research gaps. We identified 345 studies...
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#1Severine FrisonH-Index: 5
#2Marko KeracH-Index: 18
Last. Jennifer M. NicholasH-Index: 20
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The assessment of the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children under five is widely used for the detection of emergencies, planning interventions, advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. This study examined PROBIT Methods which convert parameters (mean and standard deviation (SD)) of a normally distributed variable to a cumulative probability below any cut-off to estimate acute malnutrition in children under five using Middle-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC). We assessed the performance of: P...
#1Severine Frison (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
#2Marko Kerac (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 18
Last. Claudine Prudhon (Save the Children)H-Index: 8
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Undernutrition is a major public health issue highlighted by the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, with target 2.2 aiming to ‘end hunger’ by 2030. On-going surveillance is essential detecting nutritional stress in a population and is key to planning consequent interventions. Whilst methodologies of nutritional surveillance systems vary across different settings, organisations and even within the same country, the direct evidence-base underpinning these practices is limited. This paper aims the...
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#1Severine Frison (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
#2Francesco Checchi (Save the Children)H-Index: 31
Last. Jennifer M. Nicholas (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 20
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Background Wasting is a major public health issue throughout the developing world. Out of the 6.9 million estimated deaths among children under five annually, over 800,000 deaths (11.6 %) are attributed to wasting. Wasting is quantified as low Weight-For-Height (WFH) and/or low Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) (since 2005). Many statistical procedures are based on the assumption that the data used are normally distributed. Analyses have been conducted on the distribution of WFH but there are n...
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#1Hannah Kuper (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 41
#2Velma NyaperaH-Index: 1
Last. James KisiaH-Index: 3
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Children with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, as a result of exclusions and feeding difficulties. However, there is limited evidence currently available on this subject. A population-based case-control study was conducted in Turkana County, Kenya, between July and August 2013. Key informants in the community identified children aged 6 months to 10 years who they believed may have a disability. These children were screened by a questionnaire (UNICEF-Washington Group) ...
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