Fafo’s health-related research focuses on social dimensions of ill-health including inequity, vulnerability, coping strategies and adaptation. Our aim is to promote high quality research and evaluations to improve health and achieve equity in health. We have a particular focus on marginalized populations which includes populations in conflict and fragile settings.
As key drivers of socioeconomic development, strategies for promoting, protecting and supporting optimal health have gained increasing global attention in the past decade. Health is an integral part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the UN, and achieving equity in health requires both a state responsibility and global collective action. Socio-economic inequalities translate into inequalities in access to food, health services, and other public services. This leads to socioeconomic differences in various health outcomes, such as disease, undernutrition and pr emature death. In fragile situations, health may deteriorate both because of direct casualties from conflict or disaster and indirectly due to breakdown of service provision.
Fafo’s areas of public health research expertise include: mortality estimations; women and child health, and nutrition especially food insecurity and infant feeding practices. Health modules are integral parts of Fafo’s living conditions surveys as well as research related to conflict, disaster and environmental adaptation. A key aspect of our work in these areas is to develop indicators and measurement methods for correctly assessing changes in health and nutrition.
Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy, Elazar Tadesse and Bernt LindtjørnResearch protocol local ingredients-based supplementary food as an alternative to corn-soya blends plus for treating moderate acute malnutrition among children aged 6 to 59 months
Bruno Masquelier, Lucia Hug, David Sharrow, Danzhen You, Daniel Hogan, Kenneth Hill, Jing Liu, Jon Pedersen and Leontine AlkemaGlobal, regional, and national mortality trends in older children and young adolescents (5–14 years) from 1990 to 2016: an analysis of empirical data The Lancet
Pawan Acharya, Hallgeir Kismul, Mala Ali Mapatano & Anne HatløyIndividual-and community-level determinants of child immunization in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A multilevel analysis
Fengqing Chao, Danzhen You, Jon Pedersen, Lucia Hug, Leontine AlkemaNational and regional under-5 mortality rate by economic status for low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic assessment Lancet Glob Health
Marianne Sandsmark Morseth, Navnit Kaur Grewal, Ida Sophie Kaasa, Anne Hatløy, Ingrid Barikmo and Sigrun HenjumDietary diversity is related to socioeconomic status among adult Saharawi refugees living in Algeria
Bumbangi NF, Muma JB, Choongo K, Mukanga M, Velu MR , Veldman F, Hatløy A , Mapatano MAOccurrence and factors associated with aflatoxin contamination of raw peanuts from Lusaka district's markets, Zambia Food Control
Hedda Flatø and Huafeng ZhangInequity in level of healthcare utilization before and after universal health coverage reforms in China
Kismul H, Hatløy, Andersen P, Mapatano M, Van den Broeck J and Molland KM (2015).The social context of severe child malnutrition: a qualitative household case study from a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo International Journal for Equity in Health
Hallund J, Hatløy A, Benesi I and Thilsted SHSnacks are important for fat and vitamin intakes among rural African women: a cross-sectional study from Malawi European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Torheim LE, Ouattara F, Diarra MM, Thiam FD, Barikmo I, Hatløy A and Oshaug ANutrition adequacy and dietary diversity in rural Mali: association and determinants European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Torheim LE, Barikmo I, Parr C, Hatløy A, Ouatara F, Oshaug AValidation of food variety as an indicator of diet quality assessed with a food frequency questionnaire for Western Mali European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Torheim LE, Barikmo I, Hatløy A, Ouattara F, Diarra M and Oshaug AValidation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire in Western Mali
Hatløy A, Hallund J, Diarra MM and Oshaug AFood variety scores, socio-economic status and nutritional status in urban and rural areas in Koutiala (Mali) Public Health Nutrition
Sampaio FS, von der Fehr FR, Arneberg P, Gigante DP, Hatløy AA Risk factors for dental fluorosis in 6-11 year-old children living in rural areas of Paraiba – Brazil. Caries Research
Hatløy A, Torheim LE and Oshaug AFood variety – a good indicator of nutritional adequacy? A case study from an urban area in Mali, West Africa European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Nordeide MB, Hatløy A, Følling M, Lie E and Oshaug ANutrient composition and nutritional importance of green leaves and wild food resources in an agricultural district, Koutiala, in Southern Mali International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Oshaug A,Pedersen J, Diarra M, Ag Bendech M, Hatløy AProblems and pitfalls in the use of estimated age in anthropometric measurements of children from 6 to 60 months of age: A case from Mali Journal of Nutrition
Christiane Horwood, Anne Hatløy and Mapatano Mala AliGROWNUT: Growing partnership for higher education and research in nutritional epidemiology in Democratic Republic of Congo
Anne Hatløy, Malena Kyvik Martens & Svein Erik StaveMatsystemer i norsk utviklingspolitikk