Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries

  • Richard D. Semba
  • Martin W. Bloem

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Richard D. Semba
    Pages 1-30
  3. Carine Ronsmans
    Pages 31-56
  4. Michael S. Kramer, Cesar G. Victora
    Pages 57-69
  5. Mercedes de Onis
    Pages 71-91
  6. Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black
    Pages 93-129
  7. Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black
    Pages 131-162
  8. Gregory Hussey
    Pages 163-176
  9. Anuraj H. Shankar
    Pages 177-207
  10. Christopher Whalen, Richard D. Semba
    Pages 209-235
  11. Richard D. Semba, Glenda E. Gray
    Pages 237-266
  12. Keith P. . West Jr., Ian Darnton-Hill
    Pages 267-306
  13. Roger Shrimpton
    Pages 307-326
  14. Ray Yip
    Pages 327-342
  15. Richard D. Semba
    Pages 343-363
  16. Usha Ramakrishnan, Sandra L. Huffman
    Pages 365-391
  17. Dirk G. Schroeder
    Pages 393-426
  18. Colleen M. Doak, Barry M. Popkin
    Pages 447-464
  19. Marie T. Ruel, Lawrence Haddad, James L. Garrett
    Pages 465-482
  20. Saskia de Pee, Martin W. Bloem
    Pages 483-506
  21. Susan Horton
    Pages 507-521
  22. David Pelletier
    Pages 523-550
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 551-572

About this book


The major burden of health problems worldwide exists in developing countries, where there is much suffering from malnutrition, from increased levels of infection, and from an inequitable share of the world's health care resources. In Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, a team of leading public health and infectious disease experts, epidemiologists, and clinical nutritionists break new ground by reviewing the major health problems of these countries and detailing the role that poor nutrition plays in their etiology. In their treatment of the epidemiology, prevention, and control of these health problems, the contributors examine a variety of such pressing medical problems as maternal mortality, low birth weight, infant mortality, and child growth and development, as well as the most common associated diseases (measles, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, and respiratory disease). Specific nutritional problems are also addressed in cutting-edge articles on vitamin A and zinc deficiencies; iron deficiency and anemia; and multiple micronutrient malnutrition. Additional articles review the latest thinking on how best to design effective policies to solve the nutrition and health problems of developing countries.

Innovative and interdisciplinary, Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries synthesizes the latest knowledge concerning the major infectious disease and nutritional problems in these countries and demonstrates the fundamental importance of addressing the problems of malnutrition and "hidden hunger"(vitamin and mineral deficiencies) needed to resolve these all too widespread health problems.


Public Health Vitamin Vitamin A developing countries diseases economics food growth health intervention malnutrition mortality nutrition obesity virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Semba
    • 1
  • Martin W. Bloem
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Ocular ImmunologyJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Helen Keller International — Regional HeadquartersJakartaIndonesia

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