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Chief of Nutrition

Local Address: Nepal
UNICEF Nepal
 
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Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Regional Advisor, Nutrition
    UNICEF Nepal
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Saba Mebrahtu, chief of the ...
www.ipsnews.net, 22 July 2014 [cached]
Saba Mebrahtu, chief of the nutrition section at UNICEF-Nepal, says the immediate causes include poor nutrient intake, particularly early in life. Fifty percent of stunting happens during pregnancy and the rest after infants are born.
"When we are talking about nutrient-rich food […] we are talking about ensuring that children get enough of it even before they are born," says Mebrahtu. The time between conception and a child's second birthday is a crucial period, she said, one of rapid growth and cognitive development.
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"That is because the nutrients children are using for development are used instead to fight against infection," says Mebrahtu emphasising the need for simple practices such as proper hand washing and cleaning of utensils.
If children are suffering from infection due to poor hygiene and sanitation they can have up to six diarrhoeal episodes per year, she warns, adding that while "children recover from these infections, they don't come back to what they were before."
Whatever damage is done to physical ...
www.irinnews.org, 14 Dec 2012 [cached]
Whatever damage is done to physical growth and brain development during the period is very difficult to reverse," said Saba Mebrahtu, chief of UNICEF's nutrition section in Nepal.
Attending the launch were (left to ...
www.unicefusa.org, 3 Oct 2012 [cached]
Attending the launch were (left to right): UNICEF Nepal Nutrition Chief Saba Mebrahtu, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Nepal Dr. Alexander Spachis, UNICEF Nepal Country Representative Hanaa Singer, National Planning Commission member Dr. Shiba Rai and National Planning Commission Joint Secretary Aatma Ram Pandey.
People's Daily Online -- No progress in cutting child undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: UNICEF
english.peopledaily.com.cn, 3 May 2006 [cached]
This is due mainly to declines in agricultural productivity, recurring food crisis associated with drought and conflict, and increasing levels of poverty, Saba Mebrahtu, UNICEF's senior regional nutrition advisor, said at a press conference in Johannesburg.
HIV/AIDS, especially when coupled with drought-related food crisis, has posed serious challenges to nutrition development in the southern African countries, she said.
Of the 17 countries monitored in the region, only Botswana is on track to reach the MDG target, and nine countries are either showing no change or getting worse, she said.
PlanetOut HIV/AIDS News headlines
uk.planetout.com, 5 May 2006 [cached]
Saba Mebrahtu, UNICEF's senior regional nutrition advisor, at a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, said that HIV/AIDS has affected nutritional improvement in Southern Africa (Xinhuanet, 5/2).
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