Special Issue on Malnutrition in Developing Countries

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2017

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Kouakou Egnon Vivien
      Laboratory of Nutrition and Pharmacology, Faculty of Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan, Cocody, Ivory Coast
    • Pethuru Devadason
      Department of General Practice, Al Nahil International Clinic, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Jleeb Shuyoukh, Kuwait
    • Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
    • Tilahun Ferede Asena
      Departement of Statistics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, SNNPR, Ethiopia
    • Khedidja Mekki
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Life and Natural Science, Laboratory of Clinical and Metabolic Nutrition, Universitu Oran 1, Oran, Algeria
    • Anupama Gudadappanavar
      Department of Pharmacology, JN Medical College, KLE university, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
    • Maryam Amini
      Nutrition Research Department, National Nutrition And Food Technology Research Institute(NNFTRI), Tehran, Iran
    • Habtamu Mellie
      Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos town, Amhara, Ethiopia
    • Yakindra Timilsena
      School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Aliasghar Vahidinia
      Department of Nutrition Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences., Hamadan, Iran
    • Weihua Yang
      The First Affiliated Hospital of Huzhou University, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
    • Jose Eduardo Orellana Centeno
      Doctorado en Ciencias Odontologicas UASLP, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    • Rahat Bari Tooheen
      School of Business, Office of International Affairs, Chittagong Independent University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
    • Abayneh Elias
      Department of Biology, Dire Daw University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
    • Aanchal Johari
      Department of Foods and Nutrition, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
    • Marwa Ghieth
      Department of Medical Parasitology, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt
    • Jayendra Gohil
      Pediatrics Department, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
    • A K Obidul Huq
      Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Mehdi Hedayati
      Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    • Günay Eskici
      Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Erzincan University, Turkey
    • Srinivasan Krishnamoorthy
      ​​​​Department of Consumer and Food Science, ​Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
    • Hasan Jafari
      Department of Health Care Management, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • Introduction

    Developing countries are the most affected by malnutrition despite the diversity of agricultural products. The consequences of this malnutrition are the damage of mothers’ health and children.

    It is more severe with children. In developing areas like sub-Saharan Africa, protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are a real public health problem. They are the cause of many diseases responsible for frequent morbidity and infant mortality. Traditional infant feeding practices are generally designed without considering the specific nutritional needs of children aged 6 to 59 months. The majority of mothers in these developing countries prepare porridge made of cereals or tubers without fat and protein intake to make complementary foods.

    This special issue aims at contributing to improvement of the nutritional quality of traditional diets submitted to children in developing countries.

    Aims and Scope:
    Inventory of some traditional food supplements;
    Compare the nutritional qualities of traditional and industrial complementary foods;
    Evaluate the potential effects on young children;
    Suggest some possible improvements for the nutritional quality.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjpublichealth.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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