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Parasites, nutrition, child development, and public policy

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-03-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:32:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8126
dc.description.abstract Most public policy with respects to intestinal parasites is built on the premise that children would be better off without them. The evidence in the research literature for a casual link between parasitic infection and impaired cognitive function or delayed cognitive development is by no means complete. Review articles in the past few years have returned cautious verdicts regarding the beneficial effect of treatment: "not proven" but "plausible", or "a qualified yes". These views have raised a number of questions about the way in which research in this field has been conducted ad the conclusions that may legitimately be drawn from this body of work. This paper takes developmental view of the questions raised in the reviews, and outlines some of the implications for public policy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher World Health Organization en
dc.subject PUBLIC POLICY en
dc.subject CHILD DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject PARASITES en
dc.title Parasites, nutrition, child development, and public policy en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth and Family Development en
dc.SourceTitle Controlling disease due to helminth infections en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Kvalsvig, J.D. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Crompton, D.W.T. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Montresor, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Nesheim, M.C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Savioli, L. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Geneva en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2485 en
dc.PageNumber 55-65 en
dc.outputnumber 972 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kvalsvig, J.D. (2003) Parasites, nutrition, child development, and public policy. In: Crompton, D.W.T., Montresor, A., Nesheim, M.C. & Savioli, L. (eds). <i>Controlling disease due to helminth infections</i>. Geneva: World Health Organization. 55-65. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kvalsvig, J.D. en


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