Special Issue "Nutritional Status among Vulnerable Populations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: childhood disability; infectious disease; early childhood development; child survival; maternal and childhood undernutrition; poverty dynamics
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Globally, it is estimated 45% of deaths in under-fives are directly or indirectly linked to malnutrition (WHO, Malnutrition. Available from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/malnutrition). Children born pre-term and those with low birthweights, congenital anomalies, neurodevelopmental disorders, and disabilities are at high risk of malnutrition and infection in both HICs and LMICs. In LMICs, food insecurity, in addition to poor environmental conditions, make the situation more complex. At the same time, children in countries affected by war or living in conflict zones or refugee camps are exposed to extreme environmental conditions, food insecurity, and inhumane circumstances, making their survival a challenge.
On 1st of April 2016, the General Assembly of United Nations (UN) declared 2016–2025 as the “United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition”. The proclamation brought about the opportunity to work strategically toward the global agenda of the sustainable development goals (SDG 2 and SDG 3).
As Ban Ki-moon, United Nations 8th Secretary General, said, “Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of development. Improved nutrition is the platform for progress in health, education, employment, empowerment of women and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies.”
There is an urgent need for population-based observational and experimental studies and translational research in this area to tackle the burden of malnutrition among vulnerable children globally. This Special Issue aims to present a collection of the latest research on issues and initiatives around malnutrition among vulnerable children in both high income countries (HICs) and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Prof. Gulam Khandaker
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- childhood malnutrition
- pre-term birth
- low-birth weight
- childhood disability
- neurodevelopmental disorder
- low income settings
- displaced population
- conflict zones