Science Journal of Public Health

Special Issue

Malnutrition in Developing Countries

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Kouakou Egnon Vivien
About This Special Issue
Developing countries are the most affected by malnutrition despite the diversity of agricultural products. The consequences of this malnutrition are the damage of mothers’ health and children.

It is more severe with children. In developing areas like sub-Saharan Africa, protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are a real public health problem. They are the cause of many diseases responsible for frequent morbidity and infant mortality. Traditional infant feeding practices are generally designed without considering the specific nutritional needs of children aged 6 to 59 months. The majority of mothers in these developing countries prepare porridge made of cereals or tubers without fat and protein intake to make complementary foods.

This special issue aims at contributing to improvement of the nutritional quality of traditional diets submitted to children in developing countries.

Aims and Scope:
Inventory of some traditional food supplements;
Compare the nutritional qualities of traditional and industrial complementary foods;
Evaluate the potential effects on young children;
Suggest some possible improvements for the nutritional quality.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Kouakou Egnon Vivien

    Laboratory of Nutrition and Pharmacology, Faculty of Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Guest Editors
  • Pethuru Devadason

    Department of General Practice, Al Nahil International Clinic, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Kuwait

  • Yakindra Timilsena

    School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Jose Eduardo Orellana Centeno

    Doctorado en Ciencias Odontologicas UASLP, SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico

  • Weihua Yang

    The First Affiliated Hospital of Huzhou University, Huzhou, China

  • Günay Eskici

    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Erzincan University, Turkey, Turkey

  • Khedidja Mekki

    Department of Biology, Faculty of Life and Natural Science, Laboratory of Clinical and Metabolic Nutrition, Universitu Oran 1, Oran, Algeria

  • Srinivasan Krishnamoorthy

    ​​​​Department of Consumer and Food Science, ​Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

  • Marwa Ghieth

    Department of Medical Parasitology, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt

  • Aanchal Johari

    Department of Foods and Nutrition, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India

  • A K Obidul Huq

    Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh

  • Jayendra Gohil

    Pediatrics Department, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, India

  • Anupama Gudadappanavar

    Department of Pharmacology, JN Medical College, KLE university, Belagavi, India

  • Samiran Bisai

    Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jabalpur, India

  • Rahat Bari Tooheen

    School of Business, Office of International Affairs, Chittagong Independent University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

  • Habtamu Mellie

    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos town, Ethiopia

  • Aliasghar Vahidinia

    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences., Hamadan, Iran

  • Maryam Amini

    Nutrition Research Department, National Nutrition And Food Technology Research Institute(NNFTRI), Tehran, Iran

  • Abayneh Elias

    Department of Biology, Dire Daw University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

  • Tilahun Ferede Asena

    Department of Statistics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

  • Mehdi Hedayati

    Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

  • Hasan Jafari

    Department of Health Care Management, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Published Articles
  • Magnitude and Treatment Outcome of Severe Acute Malnutrition of 6-59 Months Children in Raya Alamata Woreda, Tigray Region, Ethiopia from 2011-2015

    Zerihun Degebasa , Taklu Marama , Alefech Addisu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 30-37
    Received: Oct. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2017
    Published: Nov. 24, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.16
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    Abstract: Background: Globally, 4% death burden and 25 to 35 million attribute to severe acute malnutrition. One million death burden and 13 million attributable to severe acute malnutrition in sub Saharan Africa whereas 3% was severe wasting in Ethiopia. Objective: To describe the magnitude and treatment outcome of severe acute malnutrition of aged 6-59 mon... Show More
  • Socio-Economic Factors and Growth Ratardation in a Sub-Quarter of Abidjan Cocody Angré (Ivory Coast)

    Egnon K. V. Kouakou , Siaky Kamara , Zannou-Tchoko V. , Kouakou Firmin Kouassi , Kouamé G. M Bouafou , Coulibaly Amed , Cisse-Camara Massara , Alassane Meite , Yoro Blé Marcel , Kacou JM Djetouan , Bruno K. Koko , Niaba K. Valéry , Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: Aug. 02, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2017
    Published: Aug. 25, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.15
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    Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the socio-economic factors in relation to the stunted growth in children from 6 to 59 months in a suburb of Abidjan Cocody Angré. To this end, a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted at the community-based health facility in Abidjan (Cocody-Angré) over a period of three months (August to Oc... Show More
  • Organization and Effectiveness of Breast-Feeding Information in Prenatal Consultation Services in Two General Hospitals, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Coulibaly Amed , Aké-Tano Sassor Odile Purifine , Traoré Youssouf , Egnon Vivien Kouakou , N’cho Simplice Dagnan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 19-25
    Received: Aug. 10, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017
    Published: Aug. 25, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.14
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    Abstract: In Côte d'Ivoire, women's inadequate knowledge of breastfeeding significantly hampers the good process of the practice. Prenatal consultations are meant to constitute a major resource for the acquisition of reliable information on breastfeeding. This study aimed at assessing the organization and effectiveness of prenatal breastfeeding information. ... Show More
  • A Body Shape Index Versus Body Mass Index in the Assessment of Nutritional Status Among Egyptian Primary School Children Infected with Intestinal Helminthiasis

    Mona El-Awady , Neveen Abed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: Jan. 21, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017
    Published: Aug. 04, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.13
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    Abstract: Background: School-age children are more predisposed and vulnerable to helminths infections which adversely affect their nutritional status. The A Body Shape Index (ABSI) has been developed as possible improved alternatives to BMI and WC in the assessment of nutritional status. Objectives: To detect the prevalence of helminths infections among scho... Show More
  • Neglected Growth Retardation in Children Aged 6-59 Months in Developing Countries: Case of a Sub-neighborhood of Abidjan Cocody – Angré (Ivory Coast)

    Egnon K. V. Kouakou , Siaky M. Kamara , Zannou-Tchoko V. , Alassane Meite , Kouamé G. M. Bouafou , Niaba K. Valérie , Kacou J. M. Djetouan , Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: Mar. 20, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 21, 2017
    Published: Apr. 05, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.12
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    Abstract: The aim of this work is to evaluate the growth retardation observed on children from 6 to 59 months in a suburb of Abidjan Cocody Angré. To this end, a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted at the community-based health facility in Abidjan (Cocody-Angré) over a three-month period (August to October 2016). In the course of ... Show More
  • Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

    Abdelrahim Saad Shoulah , Mahmoud Ali Saleh , Shereen Mohamed Abdelwahab , Mona Ahmad Elawady , Eman Fadel Elsheikh

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Jan. 11, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 18, 2017
    Published: Feb. 14, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2017050501.11
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    Abstract: Background: Cancer is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. Objectives: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and to identify the most important determinants that affect them. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 190 cancer patients who have been received chemoth... Show More