March 5, 2013 by WASHplus
Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Dec;94(6):1632-42. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.020099
Multisector intervention to accelerate reductions in child stunting: an observational study from 9 sub-Saharan African countries.
Remans R, et al.
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, ~ 40% of children20%. A stratified random sample of households and resident children
RESULTS: Three years after the start of the program in 2005-2006, consistent improvements were observed in household food security and diet diversity, whereas coverage with child care and disease-control interventions improved for most outcomes. The prevalence of stunting in children
CONCLUSION: These findings provide encouraging evidence that a package of multisector interventions has the potential to produce reductions in childhood stunting.