Bridget Fenn
University of London
PediatricsPsychological interventionPopulationMedicineEnvironmental health
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#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...
#1Lani Trenouth (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 2
#2Timothy Colbourn (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 2
Last. Chloe Puett (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 6
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Cash-based interventions (CBIs) increasingly are being used to deliver humanitarian assistance and there is growing interest in the cost-effectiveness of cash transfers for preventing undernutrition in emergency contexts. The objectives of this study were to assess the costs, cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness in achieving nutrition outcomes of three CBIs in southern Pakistan: a 'double cash' (DC) transfer, a 'standard cash' (SC) transfer and a 'fresh food voucher' (FFV) transfer. Cash and F...
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#1Bridget FennH-Index: 12
#2Tim Colbourn (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 17
Last. Jeremy ShohamH-Index: 6
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Background Cash-based interventions (CBIs), offer an interesting opportunity to prevent increases in wasting in humanitarian aid settings. However, questions remain as to the impact of CBIs on nutritional status and, therefore, how to incorporate them into emergency programmes to maximise their success in terms of improved nutritional outcomes. This study evaluated the effects of three different CBI modalities on nutritional outcomes in children under 5 y of age at 6 mo and at 1 y. Methods and f...
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#1Philip T. James (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 7
#2Natalie Van den Briel (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 1
Last. Carlos Navarro-Colorado (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 6
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The treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) requires substantial amounts of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). In 2009, Action Contre la Faim anticipated a shortfall of RUTF for their nutrition programme in Myanmar. A low-dose RUTF protocol to treat children with uncomplicated SAM was adopted. In this protocol, RUTF was dosed according to beneficiary's body weight, until the child reached a Weight-for-Height z-score of ≥−3 and mid-upper arm circumference ≥110 mm. From this ...
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#1Bridget FennH-Index: 12
#2Garba NouraH-Index: 1
Last. Jeremy ShohamH-Index: 6
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of an unconditional cash transfer (CT) implemented as part of an emergency response to food insecurity during a declared state of emergency. DESIGN: Pre-post intervention observational study involving two rounds of data collection i.e. baseline (April 2012) and final survey (September 2012) on the same cohort of poor and very poor households enrolled by Save the Children in an unconditional CT programme. SETTING: Aguie district Maradi Niger. SUBJECTS: Households w...
15 CitationsSource
#1Bridget FennH-Index: 12
#2Assaye T Bulti (Save the Children)H-Index: 1
Last. Fiona Watson (Save the Children)H-Index: 2
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OBJECTIVE: To determine which interventions can reduce linear growth retardation (stunting) in children aged 6-36 months over a 5-year period in a food-insecure population in Ethiopia. DESIGN: We used data collected through an operations research project run by Save the Children UK: the Child Caring Practices (CCP) project. Eleven neighbouring villages were purposefully selected to receive one of four interventions: (i) health; (iii) nutrition education; (iii) water sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...
31 CitationsSource
#1Emily RicoH-Index: 1
#2Bridget Fenn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 12
Last. Charlotte Watts (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 59
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Background If effective interventions are to be used to address child mortality and malnutrition, then it is important that we understand the different pathways operating within the framework of child health. More attention needs to be given to understanding the contribution of social influences such as intimate partner violence (IPV). Aim To investigate the relationship between maternal exposure to IPV and child mortality and malnutrition using data from five developing countries. Methods Popul...
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#1Benedict Armstrong (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 3
#2Zaid Chalabi (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 30
Last. Paul Wilkinson (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 58
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Background It is well known that high ambient temperatures are associated with increased mortality, even in temperate climates, but some important details are unclear. In particular, how heat–mortality associations (for example, slopes and thresholds) vary by climate has previously been considered only qualitatively. Methods An ecological time-series regression analysis of daily counts of all-cause mortality and ambient temperature in summers between 1993 and 2006 in the 10 government regions wa...
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#1V. Abrahamson (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 6
#2Johanna Wolf (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 13
Last. Rosalind Raine (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 32
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Background Most projections of climate change suggest an increased frequency of heatwaves in England over coming decades; older people are at particular risk. This could result in substantial mortality and morbidity. Objective To determine elderly people's knowledge and perceptions of heat-related risks to health, and of protective behaviours. Methods Semi-structured interviews: 73 men and women, 72-94 years, living in their own homes in London and Norwich, UK. Results Few respondents considered...
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#2Bridget FennH-Index: 12
Last. F De DonatoH-Index: 2
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