Monash University

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Community-level diagnostic tools and child under-nutrition in Papua New Guinea and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

posted on 2019-12-05, 01:43 authored by PETER JAMES MCGLYNN
This research provides new evidence for the prevalence and multiple determinants of child undernutrition, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of tools used to measure them, from two low-income settings: Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The variability in prevalence and in the causes and consequences of child undernutrition, even between communities with many health and sociodemographic parallels, underlines the importance of gathering comprehensive data in individual settings, using standardized methods and protocols, to identify the opportunities for effective management of undernutrition to improve community health.


Principal supervisor

Stanley Luchters

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Burnet Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences