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Turnaround

A blog by Peter Berti

"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."

- C. S. Lewis

Recent Blog Entries: Peter Berti

ODK

November 15, 2016 By Peter Berti Data, Impact, MNCH Post a comment!

We ran an MNCH household survey for our project in Nepal. The last interview was finished on Saturday, and the data were analyzed and shared with partners yesterday – about 48 hours after the final person was interviewed.

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Ages

October 20, 2016 By Peter Berti Impact, Maternal & child health, Monitoring Post a comment!

Figuring out how old a child is harder than you might think, and treatment of age data requires special attention.

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Chickens

June 27, 2016 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Bolivia, Nutrition Post a comment!

Can chickens make a difference to the diet of the rural poor? I think so, and so does Bill Gates, but a few others disagree with him.

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Trudeau

May 9, 2016 By Peter Berti Post a comment!

Prime Minister Trudeau made an announcement this morning about continued funding for the Global Fund.

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Shortlisted

April 25, 2016 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Bolivia, Funding, Nutrition Post a comment!

The story of an unsuccessful proposal. Shortlisted, but no cigar.

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Ekocomer

March 9, 2016 By Peter Berti Healthy Eating, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

The "Responsible Consumer" campaign in Ecuador is working to improve the national food system, and we are working to understand the campaign and make it more effective.

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LiST

January 29, 2016 By Peter Berti Advocacy, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

We estimate that through the Pakur project 159 neonatal deaths and 7 maternal deaths were averted. If the program in Pakur was scaled up to reach all of India, each year there would be 770,000 neonatal deaths and 32,000 maternal deaths averted.

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Fortification

December 21, 2015 By Peter Berti Agriculture, Nutrition Post a comment!

There are at least four types of food fortification: (1) Industrial fortification of staple foods; (2) Household level fortification; (3) Fortification of processed foods; and (4) Biofortification. The first two I support; the latter two I do not support.
 

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Passion

September 25, 2015 By Peter Berti Happiness Post a comment!

I share some reflections on focusing on the positive.

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Apples

June 29, 2015 By Peter Berti Data, Monitoring Post a comment!

I attended the The Muskoka Initiative Consortium Results Symposium in Toronto on 23 and 24 June 2015, where I had the opportunity to talk briefly about some of the challenges faced in evaluating health interventions, particularly with regards to data management and analysis.

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