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Ben Hobbs

Generation Nutrition

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3 Nov 2015, 16:02

Does anybody know of a reliable source that describes exactly what the link is between malaria and acute, and between malaria and stunting? I know there is a link (which goes beyond the two just being present in the same populations) but I?m not sure exactly what it is. Some quick advice on this would be appreciated. Regards, Ben Hobbs

Blanche Mattern

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13 Nov 2015, 15:38

Hi Ben,
The Link NCA "pathways to undernutrition module" developped by ACF is describing primary pathways (link between childhood malaria infection/undernutrition and between placental malaria infection/undernutrition). Hereafter some articles:

Stunting
- D'Alessandro, U., Olaleye, B., Langerocka, P., Aikins, M., Thomson, M. C., Cham, M. K.,
. . . Cham, B. A. (1995). Mortality and morbidity from malaria in Gambian children after
introduction of an impregnated bednet programme. The Lancet, 345, 479-483. doi:
10.1016/S0140-6736(95)90582-0

Wasting
- D'Alessandro, U., Olaleye, B., Langerocka, P., Aikins, M., Thomson, M. C., Cham, M. K.,
. . . Cham, B. A. (1995). Mortality and morbidity from malaria in Gambian children after
introduction of an impregnated bednet programme. The Lancet, 345, 479-483. doi:
10.1016/S0140-6736(95)90582-0
? Lawless, J., Latham, M., Stephenson, L., Kinoti, S., & Pertet, A. (1994). Iron
supplementation improves appetite and growth in ... [J Nutr. 1994] - PubMed - NCBI. The Journal of Nutrition, 124(5), 645-654.

Low Birth Weight
? Desai, M., ter Kuile, F. O., Nosten, F., McGready, R., Asamoa, K., Brabin, B., & Newman, R. D., 93-104. (2007). Epidemiology and burden of malaria in pregnancy. The Lancet infectious diseases, 7(2), 93-104. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(07)70021-X
? Guyatt, H. L., & Snow, R. W. (2004). Impact of Malaria during Pregnancy on Low Birth
Weight in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 17(4), 760-769. doi:
10.1128/CMR.17.4.760-769.2004
? McGregor, I. A. (1982). Malaria: Nutritional Implications. Reviews of Infectious Diseases, 4(4), 798-804.

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