Kate Sadler

Kate SadlerVisiting Fellow

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.

Kate Sadler 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.

FIC Publications

Food by Prescription Measuring the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Prescribed Food on Recovery from Malnutrition and HIV Disease Progression among HIV+ Adult Clients in Ethiopia
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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….

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Milk Matters-Phase One Report The Role and Value of Milk in the Diets of Somali Pastoralist Children in Liben and Shinile, Ethiopia
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By Kate Sadler, Andy Catley | May 2012

Milk Matters ultimately aims to improve the nutritional status of children in pastoralist/semi pastoralist areas in the horn of Africa.

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Milk Matters The Impact of Dry Season Livestock Support on Milk Supply and Child Nutrition in Somali Region, Ethiopia
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This report presents the findings of two cohort studies assessing the impact of small-scale livestock interventions, designed to sustain access to and availability of animal milk at the household level over the dry season, on the nutritional status of children under 5 years of age.

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Community Case Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Southern Bangladesh A partnership study between the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, Save the Children USA, Institute of Public Health Nutrition Bangladesh, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College & Hospital, Barisal Bangladesh, and the Director General of Health Services Bangladesh
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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…

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Milk Matters The Role and Value of Milk in the Diets of Somali Pastoralist Children in Liben and Shinile, Ethiopia
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By Kate Sadler, Andy Catley | September 2009

This report is the outcome of the first phase of Milk Matters: a joint venture between the Feinstein International Center, Save the Children USA and Save the Children UK in…

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Milk Matters: A Literature Review of Pastoralist Nutrition and Programming Responses
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By Kate Sadler, Andy Catley | February 2009

Children across pastoralist/semi pastoralist areas of the horn of Africa are often referred to as some of the most nutritionally vulnerable in the world. The dominant response from the international…

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Research

Community-based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Bangladesh Reducing Vulnerability to Malnutrition in Poor Cyclone-prone Communities
By Kate Sadler | September 2013

This is a prospective cohort study that aims to examine the operational effectiveness of community case management (CCM) of SAM delivered by CHVs.

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Milk Matters Improving the Health and Nutritional Status of Children in Pastoral Communities
By Kate Sadler, Andy Catley | September 2013

We seek primarily to clarify some of the underlying causes of the chronically high levels of acute malnutrition found in pastoral regions in Ethiopia.

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Food Aid Quality Review Products, Processes, and Price
By Feinstein Center, Kate Sadler | September 2013

Advances in nutrition and biological sciences must be considered alongside developments in food technology to make available cost-effective commodities tailored to meet the needs of people living in developing countries.

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Food by Prescription Improving the Health and Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia
By Kate Sadler | September 2013

This study aims to build upon the existing—but limited—literature and will examine the effectiveness of a large-scale food supplementation program for PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) in a field setting in Ethiopia.

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