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Recent Reports from Aga Khan University Highlight Findings in Psychosocial

May 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Psychosocial. According to news reporting from Karachi, Pakistan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This article reviews the implementation processes for interventions that integrate nutrition and psychosocial stimulation for children under 5 years of age in low-and middle-income countries. We examine the content of these programs, the delivery strategy, intensity and duration, personnel training and supervision, compliance, and fidelity."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Aga Khan University, "A systematic search of the Global Health Ovid database yielded 1020 articles, of which 29 fit the criteria, and two further studies recently completed were reported by author communication. Some of these articles describe efficacy or effectiveness studies where nutritional supplements or education along with psychosocial stimulation experiences or education were delivered directly to children or their caregivers. Other papers describe large-scale programs, such as conditional cash transfers in Latin America, Integrated Child Development Services preschools in India, and World Bank collaborations with national governments in Africa. A summary table of the implementation processes of the 31 programs is included."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We conclude with a set of recommendations summarizing what we know so far regarding best practices for integrative programs."

For more information on this research see: Review of implementation processes for integrated nutrition and psychosocial stimulation interventions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2014;1308():33-45. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.K. Yousafzai, Division of Women and Child Health, Dept. of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (see also Psychosocial).

Publisher contact information for the journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Karachi, Pakistan, Psychosocial, Diet and Nutrition.

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