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dc.contributor.authorAubel, Judi*
dc.contributor.authorTandia, Mouhamadou*
dc.contributor.authorLazin, Kalala*
dc.contributor.authorDiagne, Mamadou*
dc.contributor.authorTouré, Ibrahima*
dc.contributor.authorFaye, Yirimie*
dc.contributor.authorAlioune Sène, El Hadj*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:11:03Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:11:03Zen
dc.date.issued2001-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070127743en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131450en
dc.descriptionIn societies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, older women, or grandmothers, traditionally have considerable influence on maternal and child health at the household level. However, most maternal and child health (MCH) programmes focus exclusively on women of reproductive age. In an MCH project in Senegal, a community study showed that grandmothers and other older women continue to play a leading role in all household MCH decisions and activities. Based on these findings, an innovative, participatory nutrition education strategy was developed, which focused on grandmothers. A follow-up evaluation revealed positive changes in grandmothers' knowledge and advice to younger women, and in the younger women's nutritional practices. The strategy has contributed to the grandmothers' sense of empowerment: it has acknowledged the important role they play in MCH, improved their knowledge and skills, and strengthened their networks of friendship and solidarity with other grandmothers. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/strengthening-grandmother-networks-to-improve-community-nutrition-experience-fr-131450
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectHealth
dc.titleStrengthening grandmother networks to improve community nutrition: experience from Senegalen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countrySenegalen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameHealthen
prism.number2en
prism.volume9en
dc.year.issuedate2001en


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