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Advancing health in developing countries: The role of social research. Lincoln C. Chen, Arthur Kleinman, and Norma C. Ware, eds. Auburn House, Westport, Conn., USA, 1992. (ISBN 0-86569-034-0) 228 pages, hardback.

This book contains papers presented at a workshop organized by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1989. The first part contains three chapters on social, behavioural, and anthropological research and its relevance to health and social change. The second part contains five case studies of the linkages between social research and actions, selected to represent key health problems and remedial actions. The health problems discussed are smoking, AIDS, malaria, and diarrhoea. The approaches discussed are equally relevant to specific nutrition problems. The final two chapters address direct linkages between social research and social interventions. The workshop discussions reported in the final chapter emphasize that social science research can be a key factor in accelerating health transition since most health interventions are fundamentally social interventions that require changes in human behaviour at levels ranging from that of policy makers and health workers to that of households and individuals. Public health professionals and students will find the book stimulating and informative.

The health of adults in the developing world. Richard G. A. Feachem, Tord Kjellstrom, Christopher J. L. Murry, Mead Over, and Margaret A. Phillips, eds. A World Bank Book. Oxford University Press, 1992. 350 pages.

This book contains a great deal of useful information on the health of adults worldwide, with emphasis on morbidity and mortality from infectious and chronic diseases. Unfortunately it contains almost nothing on the extent and consequences of chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, which contribute importantly to the morbidity and mortality recorded. Available from The World Bank Publications, Marketing Unit, Washington, D.C.; telephone (202) 473-2033 (reference no. IBRD PA1184).

Food scarcity and famine: Assessment and response. Helen Young. Oxfam Practical Health Guide no. 7. Oxfam, Oxford, UK, 1992. (ISBN 0-85598-145-8) 121 pages, paperback.

This is a concise practical guide based on extensive firsthand experience, which recognizes that persons suffering from food scarcity or famine may need other measures beside food. It offers advice on carrying out and interpreting initial assessments and emphasizes determining the causes of the food scarcity by seeking the views of those affected. How to distribute food by targeting the people who need it most and how to manage therapeutic feeding programmes are covered. Appendices provide detailed information on nutrition survey techniques, nutrition survey statistics, report formats, nutritional value of food commodities, food storage, and recipes for supplementary food mixes. Its principle value will be for relief workers in the field. Available from Oxfam Publications, PO Box 120, Oxford OX2 7FA, UK.

Frontiers of nutrition and food security in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Neil G. Kotler, ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. (ISBN 156098-145-8) 171 pages, paperback. US$12.95 plus $2.95 postage and handling.

This volume is based on a symposium held as part of the 1990 World Food Prize ceremonies in Washington, D.C. In addition to the World Food Prize lecture by Dr. John Niederhuaser, "The Role of the Potato in the Conquest of Hunger," it includes chapters on the impact of low-dose vitamin A intakes on child survival, strategies to combat iron-deficiency anaemia in China, food security in Africa, food and health policy in Chile, and social marketing to change health and nutrition behaviour. The well edited 50 pages of substantive discussion of these topics are a stimulating feature of the book.

For earth's sake: A report from the Commission on Developing Countries and Global Change. IDRC, Ottawa, Canada, 1992. (ISBN 0-88936-622-5) 145 pages, paperback.

This is the report of a commission cosponsored by the Canadian and Swedish assistance agencies, IDRC and SAREC, to consider options for supporting developing countries in the Human Dimensions of Global Change Programme. The seven commission members organized a meeting with 27 other social and natural scientists from developing countries and developed an analysis and set of recommendations wholly from a third-world perspective. These include values and principles together with approaches and a research agenda that address inequality, poverty, basic needs, gender, cultural diversity, international economic factors, national development models and styles, market mechanisms and the environment, the international political and economic order, and a number of similar issues.

World food and you. Nan Unklesbay. Haworth Press, New York, 1992. (ISBN 1-56022-011-2) 444 pages, paperback.

This is an acceptable book for high-school honors courses and college survey courses concerned with the global food system. In 15 chapters it discusses global food needs, production, processing, and consumption as well as such current issues as the application of biotechnology, chemicals in the food supply, food policies, research progress, and environmental threats. It also reviews the function and requirements of nutrients. A comprehensive book of this sort requires an arbitrary and personal selection of what to include. In this case the choice is a reasonable one for students in English-speaking industrialized countries; it is not as appropriate for use in developing countries.

Improving America's diet and health: From recommendations to action. A report of the Committee on Dietary Guidelines Implementation, Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1991. (ISBN 0-309-04139-2) 239 pages, hardback.

The massive US Food and Nutrition Board publication Diet and Health Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk (National Academy Press, 1989) provided a comprehensive review of the relationships of dietary patterns and nutrient intake to the risk of diet-related chronic diseases. The present report proposes a series of strategies to put the recommendations of the previous report into action. Although specifically developed for the United States, most of the strategies and recommendations are applicable to other countries with appropriate adaptation.

Data sourcebook for food scientists and technologists. Y. H. Hui, ed. VCH Publishers, New York, 1991. (ISBN 156081-009-2) 976 pages, 438 tables. DM 237.

This reference book provides easy access to certain useful scientific, technical, and legal data from the United States, most of which are otherwise only to be found scattered through many different documents. It includes the following areas:

Much of this information will be useful for professional food scientists and technologists in government, industry, and academia, both in the United States and in other countries, as well as for advanced students in food science and technology, and the book would be valuable in libraries used by such specialists.

Food and health data: Their use in nutrition policymaking. W. Becker and E. Helsing, eds. WHO Regional Publications, European Series, no. 344. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, 1991. (ISBN 92890-1125-4) 171 pages, paperback.

Chapters discuss, within the European context, the use of a nutrition information system and data quality requirements, health-impact monitoring, food balance sheets, household budget surveys, dietary surveys, the limitations of foodcomposition tables, representative dietary data, and the use and misuse of dietary recommendations to evaluate food intake. Annexes review household budget data from 17 European countries, the nutrition surveillance system of Norway, and sugar flow in Norway.

Avances en aditivos alimentarios y la reglamentación de los alimentos: Aplicaciones y comentarios de origen químico y tecoológico. Hermann SchmidtHebbel. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago, Chile, 1990. 157 pages, paperback.

Written by the leading Latin America authority on the topic, this concise manual describes the full range of food additives, nutritional supplements, and contaminants of foods and discusses quality control for foodstuffs and the fundamentals of food-protection legislation. Spanishspeaking professionals teaching, studying, or implementing food processing and food quality controls will welcome its availability.

Starch hydrolysis products: Worldwide technology, production and applications. Fred W. Schenck and Ronald E. Hebel, eds. VCH Publishers, New York, 1992. (ISBN 1-56081-055-6) 650 pages, 131 figures, 91 tables. DM 235.

This book provides up-to-date coverage of all aspects of production, technology, and applications for starchhydrolysis products produced around the world. It includes details of factory design and construction, analysis, quality control, waste treatment, legal aspects, metabolism, and industry economics and a directory of suppliers of equipment, ingredients, and technology from around the world.

Integrated resource management: Agroforestry for development. Charles V. Kidd and David Pimentel, eds. Academic Press, New York, 1992. (ISBN 0-12406410-8) 223 pages, hardback.

This book covers far more than the title implies. Its initial chapters on global trends in food production and population change provide excellent background information, and its chapters on soil and land, soil erosion, and water give a global perspective. The agroforestry section reviews integrated resource management systems, ecosystems and economics, social aspects of resource management systems, and a sociological analysis of alternative agriculture. The book points out that the practice of measuring the productivity of agriculture entirely in terms of physical outputs is fundamentally flawed. It must take into account also the costs of inputs, including long-term environmental and health costs, compared with the value of outputs. This book provides a sound background on an important nutrition-related Issue.

Nutrition and immunology. Ranjit Kumar Chandra, ed. ARTS Biomedical, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 1992. (ISBN 0-921554-02-08) 334 pages, hardback.

This book, resulting from the First International Conference on Nutrition and Immunology, summarizes much of the remarkable progress in nutritional epidemiology in the last decade. The first two chapters are excellent comprehensive surveys based on the award lectures "Nutrition and Immunology" and "Breastfeeding Infections and Immunology." The remaining papers-grouped in three sections, dealing with immunity and infections (6 papers), immune function in the elderly (8 papers), and food allergy (10 papers) - include discussions of immunity and trace minerals, malnutrition, surgery, cancer, and sepsis. There are no reports of research on the two micronutrient deficiencies of greatest international concern, iodine and vitamin A, but these are recognized as topics that should be accorded high priority.

Cereal based oral rehydration therapy for diarrhoea. Katherine Ellott, Kathy Attawell, Ronald Wilson, Norbert Hirschorn, William B. Greenough, and Khin-Maung-U, eds. International Child Health Foundation, Karachi, Pakistan, 1990. (ISBN 929099-011-5) 99 pages, paperback.

The most important advance in the treatment of cholera and severe diarrhoea from other causes was the discovery that the addition of glucose to a salt mixture promoted absorption and prevented or corrected the dehydration responsible for death, particularly in young children. A glucose-salt mixture based on this discovery is now widely and effectively distributed in many developing countries with the support of UNICEF and other assistance agencies. In the 1980s work at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, showed that rice could serve as an effective carbohydrate source in oral rehydration solution. This was followed by research in a number of centres using maize, millet, sorghum, or rice with standard electrolytes. This publication is the report of a conference bringing together 118 persons, including all the leading researchers in the field. It is an authoritative summary of current knowledge of the use of cereal-based oral rehydration of severe diarrhoeas.

Prevention of childhood blindness. World Health Organization, Geneva, 1992. (English edition ISBN 92-4156151-3; also available in French and Spanish) 51 pages, paperback. US$13.50; developing countries SwF 10.50.

This slender guide is based on the presentations and discussions of a meeting on the prevention of childhood blindness held in London in 1990 under WHO auspices. Its chapters summarize the prevalence and epidemiology, causes and control measures, strategies for prevention, and areas and priorities for action for the prevention of childhood blindness. Its primary use is likely to be in the training of health workers.

Do infants under six months of age need extra iron? A probe. Naomi Baumslag and Michael Favin, eds. MotherCare Working Paper 12. John Snow, Inc., Arlington, Va., USA, 1992. 54 pages, paperback.

This paper concludes that, until age and sex norms are established for the reference population and more precise measures of iron deficiency are developed, there is no justification for the indiscriminate iron fortification of formula and iron supplementation of breast-fed infants in the first six months of life.

Does iron supplementation make a difference? Nancy L. Sloan, Elizabeth A. Jordan, and Beverly Winikoff. MotherCare Working Paper 15. John Snow, Inc., Arlington, Va., USA, 1992. 49 pages, paperback.

This paper concludes that, as a public health approach, prolonged iron supplementation beginning before a woman becomes pregnant may be the best strategy to benefit the majority of the population (although some individuals will always require more aggressive treatment). Although this review demonstrates that iron supplementation is efficacious, there is evidence that the global prevalence of maternal anaemia has not changed in the past thirty years, even in the presence of iron-supplementation programmes.

The prevalence of maternal anemia in developing countries. Nancy L. Sloan and Elizabeth Jordan. MotherCare Working Paper 7B. John Snow, Inc., Arlington, Va., USA, 1992. 9 pages, paperback.

This pamphlet concludes that learning from past programme errors and creatively developing and testing new modes of intervention may be more productive in reducing the prevalence of maternal anaemia than further descriptive study.

A qualitative investigation of factors influencing use of iron folate tablets by pregnant women in West Java: A summary of findings. Mona Moore, Pandu Riono, and Siti Pariani. MotherCare Working Paper 13. John Snow, Inc., Arlington, Va., USA, 1991. 52 pages, paperback.

Nutrition and population links: Breastfeeding, family planning and child health. ACC/SCN Symposium Report, Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper no. 11. 1992. 61 pages, paperback.

Nutrition in developmental transition in South-East Asia. C. Gopalan. Regional Health Paper. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, 1992. Paperback.

Macroeconomic adjustment and the poor: The case of Madagascar. Paul A. Dorosh, Rene E. Bernier, and Alexander H. Sarris. Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Monograph 9. 1990. (ISBN 1-56401009-0) 159 pages, paperback.

Structural adjustment and stabilization in Niger: Macroeconomic consequences and social adjustment. Cathy L. Jabara. Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Monograph 11. 1991. (ISBN 1-56401-011-2) 119 pages, paperback.

Malnutrition, household income, and food security in rural Malawi. Victoria Quinn, Babel Chiligo, and J. Price Gittinger. Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Reprint Series. 1990.

The impact of export crop production on nutritional status in Cote d'Ivoire. David F. Sahn. Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Reprint Series. 1990.

Pesticide residues in food-1991; Evaluations, 1991: Part II. Toxicology. Joint FAD/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Expert Group on Pesticide Residues, Geneva, 16-25 Sep. 1991. International Programme on Chemical Safety, WHO, Geneva, 1992. (ISBN 92-4166507-6.) 318 pages, paperback. SwF 35; developing countries, SwF 24.50.

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Fish Fermentation Technology Edited by Cherl-Ho Lee, Keith H. Steinkraus, and P.J. Alan Reilly The first part of this study considers the role of fermented foods in different food traditions around the world. The major types of food fermentation are described in terms of their regional importance, historical development, and the microbial processes involved. Following a detailed analysis of the cultural aspects of fermented foods in Asia, a comprehensive presentation is made of the fish fermentation technologies of Burma, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand. The final section of the book concerns the microbiological and biochemical aspects of low- and high-salt fishery products, focusing mainly on Korea.
ISBN 89 7053 93480 8
1993, 334 pages
US$45; airmail US$52

Food Composition Data Interchange Handbook
By John C. Klensin
This manual defines the organizing principles and formats of the data interchange system in sufficient technical detail to permit programs to be correctly written that will produce and interpret interchange files that structure and preserve all the information that is available. It provides precise definitions and explanations of the elements to be used in an interchange file and the rules by which they are combined, with clear illustrative examples.
ISBN 92808-0774-9
1992, 172 pages
US$30; airmail US$35
Developing country price: US$15

Compiling Data for Food Composition Data Bases
By William M. Rand, Jean A.T. Pennington, Suzanne P. Murphy, and John C. Klensin
Focuses specifically on the issues involved in gathering, and estimating where necessary, the data for food composition tables and databases - with the goal of making future databases more consistent, more compatible, and more useful to a wider audience.
ISBN 92-808-0772-2
1991, 78 pages
US$20; airmail US$25
Developing country price: US$10

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