Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial.

TitleHome visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
Authorsle Roux, IM, le Roux K, Comulada SW, Greco EM, Desmond KA, Mbewu N, Rotheram-Borus MJ
JournalNutrition journal
Volume9
Pagination56
Date Published2010
ISSN1475-2891
KeywordsChild Nutrition Disorders, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Community Health Workers, Family Characteristics, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Infant, Infant Nutrition Disorders, Male, Mentors, mothers, Nutritional Sciences, Patient Education as Topic, Problem Solving, South Africa, Thinness, Time Factors, Weight Gain
Abstract

Child and infant malnourishment is a significant and growing problem in the developing world. Malnourished children are at high risk for negative health outcomes over their lifespans. Philani, a paraprofessional home visiting program, was developed to improve childhood nourishment. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether the Philani program can rehabilitate malnourished children in a timely manner.

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