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Title Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 127 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series World Bank country study
World Bank country study.
Contents A profile of malnutrition in Ecuador -- Causes of chronic malnutrition in Ecuador -- Issues facing Ecuador's nutrition programs -- Recommendations for the development of a goal-based national nutrition strategy
Summary Malnutrition - especially, the stunting of children under five - is arguably Ecuador's biggest development challenge. Like other Andean countries (such as Peru and Bolivia), Ecuador has a persistently high stunting rate, well above what would be expected given its middle income status. Even more worrying, over the last decade, the trend reduction has virtually stopped. The study supports the development of a more coherent and effective nutrition strategy in Ecuador through an analysis of the main nutrition issues, based on in-depth statistical analysis of a large new household survey dataset)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-127)
Notes Print version record
Subject Malnutrition -- Ecuador.
Nutrition policy -- Ecuador.
Malnutrition -- epidemiology.
Nutrition Policy.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
LC no. 2007005586
ISBN 0821370200 (eISBN)
9780821370209 (eISBN)