Kate Sadler is the Research and Development Manager at Valid International (VI) and was previously an Assistant Professor of nutrition at the Feinstein International Center (FIC) between 2007-2012. She is a public nutritionist with 15 years of experience in the design, management and evaluation of nutrition interventions in sub Saharan Africa. Kate completed an MSc in Public Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1997 and went on to work for Concern Worldwide as a nutritionist in several countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi. At FIC Kate worked on several projects including the community case management of severe acute malnutrition in Bangladesh; linking livestock interventions to child health and nutrition in pastoralist areas of Africa; and the strengthening of nutrition across multi-sectoral programs (including HIV, health and livelihoods) in Ethiopia. Kate completed her doctorate in 2008 with the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Valid International. For this her work focused on improving approaches for the identification and treatment of children and adults suffering from acute malnutrition. In her position at VI she is now supporting development of an innovative and applied research strategy that addresses important gaps in the area of under-nutrition.
Great strides have been made over the last 20 years in the long-term management of HIV infection in developing countries, resulting in improved immune function, reduced mortality, and prolonged survival. However, underlying malnutrition continues to impede positive health outcomes, and HIV infection in turn worsens malnutrition. The Ethiopia Food by Prescription (FBP) program, implemented by Save the Children US (SC US), USAID/Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health since 2010, provides therapeutic food along with nutritional assessment and counseling to malnourished HIV+ individuals. The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy was contracted by SC US to research the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this intervention, in order to contribute much needed evidence to guide programming and policy, both in Ethiopia and worldwide.
Children in the pastoral areas of Somali Region Ethiopia are increasingly among the most nutritionally vulnerable populations in the world. In response to more frequent droughts and recurrent nutritional emergencies in the Region, the international community has tended to prioritize … Read More
Bangladesh has the fourth-highest number of children – around 600,000 at any one time – suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the world. Currently, ongoing national programs (such as the National Nutrition Program) do not include an effective mechanism of identifying or treating young children who suffer from SAM. This prospective cohort study examined the effectiveness and feasibility of adding the diagnosis and treatment of SAM to the community case management package delivered by community health workers outside health facilities in Barisal, Bangladesh.
This report is the outcome of the first phase of Milk Matters. We find that the demand for and perceived benefit of animal milk for young children is high and that, when it is available, it makes a large contribution to the dietary intake of young children in study communities.
This literature review is one component of the first phase of the project. Broad themes investigated in the review include: The epidemiology and causes of malnutrition in children in pastoralist communities; including debate on how we measure malnutrition in these communities; The role of milk and milk products in the diets of pastoralists and the critical contribution it makes to improving dietary quality for women and young children; and key interventions that have aimed to improve access to human and animal milk in pastoralist regions and their impact on the nutritional status of children.
Sadler, K., Kerven, C., Calo, M., Manske, M. and Catley, A. (2010). Pastoralism 1(2), 291-324
By P. Bahwere, E, Piwoz, M.C. Joshua, K. Sadler, C.H. Grobler-Tanner, S. Guerrero et al. BMC Infect Dis 2008; 8:106.
By K. Sadler, M. Kerac, S. Collins, H. Khengere, and A. Nesbitt. J Trop Pediatr 2008
By Daniel Maxwell, Kate Sadler, Amanda Sim, Mercy Mutonyi, Rebecca Egan and Mackinnon Webster. 2008. Humanitarian Practice Network, Good Practice Review Number 10. London: Overseas Development Institute.
By K. Sadler, M. Myatt, T. Feleke, and S. Collins. Public Health Nutr 2007; 10(9):907-913.
S. Collins, N. Dent, P. Binns, P. Bahwere, K. Sadler, and A. Hallam. Lancet 2006; 368(9551):1992-2000
By S. Collins and K. Sadler. Lancet 2002; 360(9348):1824-1830