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Title Combating malnutrition : time to act / Stuart Gillespie, Milla McLachlan, Roger Shrimpton, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank : UNICEF, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 165 pages) : illustrations
Series Health, nutrition, and population series
Health, nutrition, and population series.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments -- PART I Recommendations from the Assessment -- 1 What Is Needed to Eliminate Malnutrition? -- 2 Key Findings -- 3 A Framework for Improved Strategies -- PART II Narrative Themes and Country Case Study Summaries -- 4 Narrative Themes -- 5 Country Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Tables -- Figures -- Boxes
Summary Nutrition has been sidelined for too long. Reducing malnutrition is central to reducing poverty. Malnutrition is implicated in half of all child deaths, and causes much illness and cognitive underdevelopment. As the growing evidence demonstrates, fetal and young children malnutrition, threatens survival, growth, and development in childhood, and, it increases the risk of chronic diseases in later life. The Millennium Development Goals cannot be reached without significant efforts to eliminate malnutrition. The book looks at ways to combat malnutrition, by positioning nutrition directly on the poverty and human development policy agenda, to ensure large-scale nutrition actions, and develop capacity to address malnutrition. It provides key findings on the nutritional status, and the broad consensus on what needs to be done, through the analyses of the evolution of policy narratives, country case studies, and workshops, that are behind the headlines, in order to show how policy changes in nutrition happen, what influences these processes, and, what lessons can be learned for the future
Notes "World Bank-UNICEF Nutrition Assessment."
At head of title: Human Development Network
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index
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Subject Malnutrition -- Economic aspects.
Malnutrition -- Prevention.
Nutrition policy.
Poverty.
Form Electronic book
Author Gillespie, Stuart (Stuart R.)
McLachlan, Milla.
Shrimpton, Roger.
UNICEF.
World Bank. Human Development Network.
LC no. 2003282125
ISBN 0585485941 (electronic bk.)
0821354450
9780585485942 (electronic bk.)
9780821354452