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
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.
Figuring out how old a child is harder than you might think, and treatment of age data requires special attention.
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.
Prime Minister Trudeau made an announcement this morning about continued funding for the Global Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.