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Naomi Jones Saronga

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Area of research: Climate change and nutrition.

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Host institution: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Area of research: Climate change and nutrition.

Research focus: Impact of climate change on eating patterns and anaemia level of women of reproductive age in Rufiji District, Tanzania. Natural disasters due to climate changes have different impacts on livelihood of people as well as their health. Previous studies found that floods have serious impacts on crop productivity. Climate change could impact eating patterns due to food insecurity through reductions in potential yields and this can have some effects on nutrition status of individuals in the population. This study assesses the impact of climate change defined by floods in Rufiji districts on the eating pattern and micronutrient status anaemia) of women of reproductive age.