Reducing stunting in India: what investments are needed?

A new Transform Nutrition paper Reducing stunting in India: what investments are needed? by Rasmi AvulaNeha RaykarPurnima Menon and Ramanan Laxminarayan is now available. The paper concludes that there is a need for focused efforts on closing implementation gaps and building evidence, revisiting programme designs, and establishing feedback mechanisms to inform policy and programmatic decisions. An all-out effort is now needed to improve the functioning of nutrition-specific interventions as well as a focus on addressing underlying social factors by reducing income inequality, improving the health and social status of women, scaling-up water and sanitation services, and addressing food insecurity. 

This paper is part of the Special supplement of Maternal and Child Nutrition on Stop Stunting in South Asia. Improving Child Feeding, Women’s Nutrition and Household Sanitation, May 2016 

 

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