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This section contains external journals and articles with contributions have made by UNICEF staff. The journals and articles provide a more technical insight on UNICEF’s work in Cambodia.

The unfinished health agenda: Neonatal mortality in Cambodia
A significant goal in improving universal health is reducing mortality rates amongst neonatal women and children under five years old.

Persistent Inequalities in Child Undernutrition in Cambodia from 2000 until Today
Undernutrition is a public health problem in Cambodia. Despite consistent nutritional improvements, 32.5 per cent of children in 2014 were affected by stunting.

Inequalities in Nutrition between Cambodian Women over the Last 15 Years (2000–2014)
This article seeks to describe trends in the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, as well as understand how inequality affects nutrition within this group.

Determination of Zinc Status in Humans: Which Indicator Should We Use?
Zinc is critical to metabolic processes and immunocompetence, making it essential to human health. Despite being relatively abundant, data shows that zinc deficiency is one of the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies.

Storage conditions and packaging greatly affects the stability of fortified wheat flour: Influence on vitamin A, iron, zinc, and oxidation
Micronutrient deficiencies can lead to irreversible physical and cognitive consequences. This study aims to assess the various influences on nutrient loss during wheat flour storage, where the flour was stored for up to 6 months.

Influence of light exposure and oxidative status on the stability of vitamins A and D3 during the storage of fortified soybean oil
This study examines the effect of different levels of light on the stability of vitamins A and D3 in soybean oil.

Beyond Effectiveness—The Adversities of Implementing a Fortification Program
This article focuses on the efforts to prevent iron deficiency through the fortification of fish and soy sauces. Both fish and soy sauces are highly popular in Cambodia.

Low Prevalence of Iron and Vitamin A Deficiency among Cambodian Women of Reproductive Age
Nearly half of women of reproductive age in Cambodia are anemic. To guide interventions, national data on nutritional causes of is needed.

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Cambodian Women: A Common Deficiency in a Sunny Country
Recent studies have shown that in spite of being generally close to the equator; vitamin D deficiency is common in South East Asian countries. In order to quantify micronutrient status for women and children in Cambodia; a nationally-representative survey

The Economic Burden of Malnutrition in Pregnant Women and Children under 5 Years of Age in Cambodia
Malnutrition is locked in a vicious cycle of increased mortality, poor health, impaired cognitive development, slow physical growth, reduced learning capacity, inferior performance, and ultimately lower adult work performance and productivity. Newly publi

Low Urinary Iodine Concentration among Mothers and Children in Cambodia
A 2014 national assessment of salt iodization coverage in Cambodia found that 62% of samples were non-iodized, suggesting a significant decline in daily iodine intakes.

Low Prevalence of Iron and Vitamin A Deficiency among Cambodian Women of Reproductive Age
Nearly half of women of reproductive age in Cambodia are anemic. To guide interventions, national data on nutritional causes of anemia, including iron deficiency and vitamin A deficiency, are needed.

Current MUAC Cut-Offs to Screen for Acute Malnutrition Need to Be Adapted to Gender and Age: The Example of Cambodia
The mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) is a form of measurement defined by the World Health Organization to detect acute malnutrition in children.

Breastfeeding Trends in Cambodia, and the Increased Use of Breast-Milk Substitute—Why Is It a Danger?
Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective interventions to improve a child’s health and prevent early childhood illnesses.

Beyond the guidelines for the treatment of severely malnourished children with complications—assessment from Cambodia
Cambodia is among the 20 worst countries in the world for child wasting (children who are dangerously thin), with malnutrition related cases causing more than 6,400 deaths in the country annually.

Iodized Salt in Cambodia: Trends from 2008 to 2014
Though the consequences of nutritional iodine deficiency have been known for a long time, its elimination only became a priority in Cambodia in the last 18 years.

Stability of Vitamin A, Iron and Zinc in Fortified Rice during Storage and Its Impact on Future National Standards and Programs—Case Study in Cambodia
Fortified rice holds great potential for bringing essential micronutrients to a large part of the world population.

Optimal Screening of Children with Acute Malnutrition Requires a Change in Current WHO Guidelines as MUAC and WHZ Identify Different Patient Groups
Timely treatment of acute malnutrition in children under five can prevent more than 500,000 deaths annually in the world. Screening at the community level therefore is essential for identifying children with malnutrition.

 

 
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