Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ACC/SCN

Administrative Committee on Coordination (of the United Nations)/Sub-Committee on Nutrition

ADB

Asian Development Bank

AGW

Anganwadi worker (India)

AKU

Aga Khan University

ANC

Antenatal care

ANM

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (India)

ARI

Acute respiratory infection

AusAID

Australian International Development Agency

BHA

Butylated hydroxyanisole, an antioxidant used to prevent lipid oxidation

BINP

Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project

BFHI

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (People's Republic of China and Pakistan)

BMI

Body mass index measured as weight (in kg) divided by height (in m) squared.

CASD

Community Action for Social Development (Cambodia)

CBC

Communications for behavioural change

CBNC

Community-based nutrition component (Bangladesh)

CDD

Control of diarrhoeal disease

CF

Conceptual Framework

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

CNC

Community Nutrition Center (Bangladesh)

CNO

Community Nutrition Organizer (Bangladesh)

CNP

Community Nutrition Promoter (Bangladesh)

CNW

Community Nutrition Worker (India)

CPCC

National Programme of PEM Control for Vietnamese Children

CRSP

Collaborative Research Support Programme

DALYs

Disability-adjusted life years

DPT

Diphtheria-polio-tetanus immunization

DSD

District Secretary's Division (Sri Lanka)

ELC

Early Childhood Learning Centre

EPI

Expanded Programme on Immunization

EU

European Union

Fe

Iron

FNB

Food and Nutrition Board

FWA

Family Welfare Assistant (Bangladesh)

GM

Growth monitoring

GNP

Gross National Product

HANDS

Health and Nutrition Development Society (Pakistan)

HA

Height-for-age

Hh

Household

Hb

Haemoglobin

HKI

Helen Keller International

ICCIDD

International Coordinating Committee on Iodine Deficiency Disorders

ICDS

Integrated Child Development Services (India)

ICRW

International Center for Research on Women

ICMR

Indian Council for Medical Research

IDECG

International Dietary Energy Consultative Group

IDA

Iron deficiency anaemia

IDD

Iodine deficiency disorders

IEC

Information-education-communication

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute

IMCI

Integrated Management of Child Illness

INACG

International Nutritional Anaemia Consultative Group

INCAP

Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama

IQ

Intelligence quotient

IRDP

Integrated Rural Development Programme (India)

IU

International Units

IUGR

Intrauterine growth retardation

IUGR-LBW

Refers to infant's born at term (>37 weeks) with LBW (see below)

JRY

Food-for-work scheme (India)

JFT

Janasaviya Trust Fund (Sri Lanka)

LA

Length-for-age

LBW

Low birthweight

LHW

Lady Health Worker (Pakistan)

LMP

Last menstrual period

MCH

Mother and child health

MICS

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (UNICEF/Cambodia)

MIS

Management information system

MOH

Ministry of Health (Pakistan)

MOHFW

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Bangladesh)

NAS

National Academy of Sciences (USA)

NCHS

National Center for Health Statistics

NDTF

National Development Trust Fund (Sri Lanka)

NERP

Nutritional Education and Rehabilitation Programme (Viet Nam)

NFA

National Food Authority (Philippines)

NGOs

Nongovernmental organizations

NIDs

National Immunization Days

NIDDEP

National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Elimination Programme (People's Republic of China)

NNMB

National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau

NMMP

National Mid-Day Meals Programme (India)

NNNCP

National Nutritional Anaemia Control Programme (India)

NNPA

National Nutrition Plan of Action (Cambodia)

NRC

National Research Council (USA)

NREP

National Rural Employment Programme (India)

ORT

Oral rehydration therapy

PAHO

Pan-American Health Organization

PAR

Population-attributable risk

PDS

Public Distribution System (India)

PEM

Protein-energy malnutrition

PHM

Public Health Midwife (Sri Lanka)

PI

Ponderal index

PNIP

Participatory Nutrition Improvement Project (Sri Lanka)

PRB

Population Reference Bureau

RE

Retinol Equivalent

RETA

Regional Technical Assistance

RR

Relative ratio

SGA

Small-for-gestational-age

T3

Triiodothyronine

T4

Thyroxine

TB

Tuberculosis

TBA

Traditional birth attendant (Pakistan)

TGR

Total goitre rate

TINP

Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project

TPDS

Targeted Public Distribution System (India)

TSH

Thyroid stimulating hormone

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

UNU

United Nations University

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USI

Universal salt iodization

VAC

Vitamin A capsule

VAD

Vitamin A deficiency

VDC

Village Development Committee (Cambodia)

VAP

Village Action Plan

WA

Weight-for-age

WH

Weight-for-height

WHO

World Health Organization

WL

Weight-for-length


Previous Page Top of Page Next Page