CALL FOR PAPERS: M&CN forthcoming special issue: ‘How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle Income Countries’

Maternal & Child Nutrition is currently calling for papers for a special issue, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP): ‘How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle Income Countries’. Guest Editors: Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Cyril Engmann.

The special issue has the primary aim of bringing together programmatic experiences and evidence from low and middle-income countries on the “how to” of integration of nutrition into the health platform, from a health systems perspective, and will highlight factors that contribute to sustainability and scaling up of nutrition integrated interventions.

We are seeking articles that describe the approaches for nutrition integration at the community and/or health facility levels, including strengths, challenges and opportunities - described through qualitative, and quantitative approaches (i.e. survey data, routine health information systems data, program coverage data, program evaluations). Of particular interest is nutrition integration into the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) continuum of care from community to health facility levels, as well as integration of nutrition into other health areas (water and sanitation, early childhood development (ECD). Articles can include secondary data analyses, extraction from key government documents as well as routine data on training, supportive supervision, mentoring, community engagement and process documentation of the roll-out and ongoing monitoring of nutrition practices through health programming.

Manuscripts should be submitted on before 1 April 2018 at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mcn. When completing the submission form, please select ‘Supplement Article’ under manuscript type and opt for the supplement title, 'USAID’s MCSP: How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle Income Countries”.

Please direct any queries regarding the special issue to Justine Kavle (Special Issue Co-Ordinator) at jkavle@path.org or Victoria Moran (Senior Editor) at mcnjournal@uclan.ac.uk. For other journal related queries, please contact the Editorial Office at MCN.editorialoffice@wiley.com.

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