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POPLINE provides access to 370,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
POPLINE is pleased to announce a new beta Advanced Search interface. This completely redesigned layout offers new features, many our users have been asking for.
- Integrated POPLINE Thesaurus with Search
- Ability to add multiple search fields, mix and match search types however you like
- Savable Search Groups to facilitate complex search strategies
- Search History display
- Ability to combine History, Saved, and New Searches
- Proximity searching
- Increased search strategy character limit
We hope you find the new interface enhances your POPLINE search experience. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or problems using the new Advanced Search form please send them our way.
The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality
The 26th Annual Hunger Report specifically addresses nutrition as a health issue. It includes domestic and international data tables covering health issues, poverty, food security, demographics, environment – all of the MDG targets.
Key Messages of the report:
1) Nutritious food is essential to healthy growth and development and can prevent the need for costly medical care. Many chronic diseases-the main drivers of cost growth and poor population health-are diet-related.
2) The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other high-income country but compares poorly with these others on key population health indicators such as life expectancy and child survival. This is due in part to our tolerance, as a nation, for higher levels of poverty and hunger.
3) Socioeconomic inequalities drive population-wide health disparities. Socioeconomic factors such as housing, education, employment opportunities, and access to healthy food have a larger impact on health outcomes than medical care.
4) Even as hunger rates decline in every region of the developing world, wide-scale malnutrition from vitamin and mineral deficiencies continues to impose a devastating cost on individuals. In addition, rising levels of obesity and related chronic diseases are imposing a huge burden on weak health systems in developing countries.
ARE YOUR PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS IN POPLINE?
If the answer is NO, you are missing a unique opportunity to share your research, your projects, your data, and your opinions with your colleagues – the network of POPLINE users. POPLINE collects publications from all over the world – making comprehensive coverage of the population and family planning literature possible.
WE NEED YOUR HELP…
Health care professionals and policy-makers need information that enables them better to meet the need for population, family planning, and related health care services. Help us meet that need by sharing your upublished papers and publications with POPLINE.
Send your publications to: email@example.com
Peter Kisaakye is pursuing his doctoral studies in Demography at the University of Cape Town. Currently in his second year, his research examines patterns of contraceptive use dynamics using calendar data and reproductive intentions in East Africa. As Peter was interested in studying fertility transition in East Africa, he needed to know the existing literature about the topic to inform his study design. He used POPLINE as one of his search resources and found many documents, both journal articles and grey literature that helped inform his research. This is his story.