Kavle Consulting

Publications and Impact in Global Health/Nutrition

Justine A. Kavle, of Kavle Consulting, LLC has produced numerous technical reports, briefs, and peer-reviewed publications, key publications are found below, and more are available upon request.

This page will be updated as current work evolves.

Strengthening the integration of nutrition within the health system
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival (MCSP) sponsored journal supplement: “How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle-Income Countries  Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1.

Kavle JAPacqué MDalglish SMbombeshayi EAnzolo JMirindi JTosha MSafari O,  Gibson LStraubinger SBachunguye R. Strengthening nutrition services within integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Evidence to guide implementation. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12725.

Cooper CM*, Kavle JA, Nyoni J, et al. Perspectives on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and family planning: Considerations for rollout of integrated services in Kagera and Mara, Tanzania. Matern Child Nutr.  2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12735.

Picolo M*, Barros I, Joyeux M, Gottwalt A, Possolo, E, Sigauque, B, and Kavle JA Rethinking strategies to address micronutrient deficiencies in children under 5: Considerations for integrated nutrition–health programming in Mozambique. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12721.

Dalglish SL, Straubinger S, Kavle JA, Gibson L, Mbombeshayi E, Anzolo J, Scott K, Pacqué M. Who are the real community health workers in Tshopo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo? BMJ Global Health. 2019 Jul 3;4(4):e001529. 

Breastfeeding/ lactation counseling and support

Kavle JA, Picolo M, Buccini G, Barros I, Dillaway CH, Pérez-Escamilla R. Strengthening counseling on barriers to exclusive breastfeeding through use of job aids in Nampula, Mozambique. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 2;14(12):e0224939.

Kavle JA*, Welch PR, Bwanali F, et al. The revitalization and scaleup of the BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative in Malawi. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12724.

Kavle JA*, Ahoya B, Kiige L, et al. BabyFriendly Community Initiative—From national guidelines to implementation: A multisectoral platform for improving infant and young child feeding practices and integrated health services. Matern Child Nutr.  2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12747

Kavle JA, Mehanna S, Khan G, Hassan M, Saleh G, Engmann C.  Program considerations for integration of nutrition and family planning: Beliefs around maternal diet and breastfeeding within the context of the nutrition transition in Egypt.  Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan;14(1). Epub 2017 Jun 8.

Kavle JA, LaCroix E, Dau H, Engmann C.  Addressing barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and programmatic implications. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Dec;20(17):3120-3134. Epub 2017 Oct 2.

Complementary feeding / Processed food consumption- infants and young children

Ahoya B*, Kavle JA, Straubinger S, Gathi C. Accelerating progress for complementary feeding in Kenya: Key government actions and the way forward. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12723

Kavle JAPacqué MDalglish SMbombeshayi EAnzolo JMirindi JTosha MSafari O,  Gibson LStraubinger SBachunguye R. Strengthening nutrition services within integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Evidence to guide implementation. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Jan;15 Suppl 1:e12725.

Brief: Junk Food Consumption is a Nutrition Problem among Infants and Young Children: Evidence and Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries MCSP July 2016

Kavle JA, Sohair Mehanna, Gulsen Saleh, Mervat A. Fouad, Magda Ramzy, Doaa Hamed, Mohamed Hassan, Ghada Khan, Rae Galloway Exploring why snacks and beverages are ‘essential’ foods for young children in Egypt, Maternal and Child Nutrition 2014 Dec 23.

Maternal Nutrition

Kavle JA, Picolo M, Dillaway C.  Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance: Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries Washington, DC: USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP); September 2019.

Brief: Key Country Experiences in Addressing Maternal Nutrition through Nutrition-Health Integrated Programming Washington, DC: MCSP January  2019.

Brief: Maternal Nutrition Programming in the context of the 2016 WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines, Washington, DC: MCSP  April 2018

Kavle JA, Landry M. Addressing barriers to maternal nutrition in low- and middle-income countries: A review of the evidence and programme implications.  Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan;14(1). 

Jaacks LM, Kavle JA, Perry A, Nyaku A.   Programming maternal and child overweight and obesity in the context of undernutrition: current evidence and key considerations for low- and middle-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2017 May;20(7):1286-1296. 

Brief: Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evidence and Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Washington, DC: MCSP, April 2017

Brief: Addressing Barriers to Maternal Nutrition: Evidence and Program Considerations Washington, DC: MCSP, April 2017

Programming considerations for multiple forms of malnutrition, including maternal and child overweight/obesity

Jaacks LM, Kavle JA, Perry A, Nyaku A.   Programming maternal and child overweight and obesity in the context of undernutrition: current evidence and key considerations for low- and middle-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2017 May;20(7):1286-1296. 

Brief: Key Country Experiences in Addressing Junk Food Consumption in Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Programming, MCSP January 2019

Kavle JA, F El-Zanaty, M Landry, R. Galloway The rise in stunting in relation to avian influenza: a comparison of the 2005 and 2008 Egypt Demographic and Health Surveys, BMC Public Health 2015

Kavle JA, Flax VL, Abdelmegeid A, et al. Factors associated with early growth in Egyptian children: implications for addressing the dual burden of malnutrition. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 12, 139-151; 2015

Kavle JA, F El-Zanaty, M Landry, R. Galloway The rise in stunting in relation to avian influenza: a comparison of the 2005 and 2008 Egypt Demographic and Health Surveys, BMC Public Health 2015

Kavle JA, Sohair Mehanna, Gulsen Saleh, Mervat A. Fouad, Magda Ramzy, Doaa Hamed, Mohamed Hassan, Ghada Khan, Rae Galloway Exploring why snacks and beverages are ‘essential’ foods for young children in Egypt, Maternal and Child Nutrition 2014 Dec 23.

Anemia

Kavle JA, Landry M.  Community-based distribution of iron-folic acid supplementation in low- and middle-income countries: a review of evidence and programme implications. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Feb;21(2):346-354. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Young S, Khalfan S, Farag T, Kavle JA et al. Pica is associated with anemia and gastrointestinal distress among pregnant Zanzibari women. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

83(1), 144-151; 2010

Mullany LC, Faillace S, Tielsch JM, Stoltzfus RJ, Nygaard KE, Kavle JA et al. Incidence and risk factors for newborn umbilical cord infections on Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 28(6), 5039; 2009

Kavle JA, Stoltzfus RJ, Witter F, et al. Association between Anaemia during Pregnancy and Blood Loss at and after Delivery among Women with Vaginal Births in Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. 26: 232-240; 2008

Kavle JA, Khalfan SS, Stoltzfus RJ, et al. Measurement of blood loss at childbirth and postpartum. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 95(1), 24-28; 200

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