Multisector intervention to accelerate reductions in child stunting

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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.

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