Paper by NM authors examines progress in Nepal

Source: Bread for the World

Source: Bread for the World

recently released paper by Nourishing Millions author Kenda Cunningham and colleagues examines what has driven progress in maternal and child nutrition in Nepal during the past two decades. As also underlined in their Nourishing Millions chapter, Nepal’s impressive successes in nutrition, most notably in reducing child stunting, can be attributed to such factors as improved health services, sanitation, education, and wealth. The authors find these factors to have different levels of importance, depending on the outcome. Health services, for example, were more important for linear growth among children, and sanitation was more important for weight gain among both children and mothers. Nepal’s experience highlights the importance of a multi-sectoral approach to nutrition and the need to pay explicit attention to the nutritional status of people living in remote, rural areas. These insights and more can be found in Cunningham et al’s chapter in Nourishing Millions.

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