Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries

  • Richard D. Semba
  • Martin W. Bloem
  • Peter Piot

Part of the Nutrition and Health Series book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Carine Ronsmans, Simon Collin, Véronique Filippi
    Pages 33-62
  3. Richard D. Semba, Cesar G. Victora
    Pages 63-86
  4. Parul Christian
    Pages 87-111
  5. Mercedes de Onis
    Pages 113-137
  6. Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black
    Pages 139-178
  7. Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black
    Pages 179-214
  8. Gregory Hussey
    Pages 215-228
  9. Anuraj H. Shankar
    Pages 229-274
  10. Monique van Lettow, Christopher Whalen
    Pages 275-306
  11. Eduardo Villamor, Karim Manji, Wafaie W. Fawzi
    Pages 307-339
  12. Dirk G. Schroeder
    Pages 341-376
  13. Keith P. West Jr., Ian Darnton-Hill
    Pages 377-433
  14. John M. Pettifor
    Pages 435-454
  15. Roger Shrimpton, Anuraj H. Shankar
    Pages 455-478
  16. Usha Ramakrishnan, Richard D. Semba
    Pages 479-505
  17. Richard D. Semba, François Delange*
    Pages 507-529
  18. Usha Ramakrishnan, Sandra L. Huffman
    Pages 531-576
  19. Noel W. Solomons, Odilia I. Bermúdez
    Pages 577-599

About this book


Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, Second Edition was written with the underlying conviction that global health and nutrition problems can only be solved through a firm understanding of the different levels of causality and the interactions between the various determinants. This volume provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries. This greatly expanded second edition has new chapters relevant to humanitarian emergencies, including a case study of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, food in humanitarian relief, food policy, the emerging role of supermarkets in developing countries, homestead food production, aging, ethics, and the adverse impact of parental tobacco use on child health in poor families. These new chapters reflect the increasing complexity and changes that are occurring in developing countries. Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, Second Edition, brings together a group of authors who come from diverse backgrounds of clinical nutrition, medicine, immunology, infectious disease, epidemiology, public health nutrition, anthropology, health policy, economics, and disaster planning. This book will stimulate further thought, comprehensive and effective policies and programs, and research across disciplines in the goal of improving health and nutrition in developing countries in order to reach the Millennium Goals by the year 2015.


Developing Countries Humanitarian Emergencies Intervention Malnutrition Maternal, Neonatal, Infant Mortality Nutrition Nutrition and Infectious Diseases Nutritional Deficiencies Public Health Public Health Nutrition Vitamin A Vitamin D tea

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Semba
    • 1
  • Martin W. Bloem
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Peter Piot
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Nutrition and HIV/AIDS PolicyUnited Nations World Food ProgrammeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of International HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Friedman School of Nutrition Science and PolicyTufts UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-24-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-464-3
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