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Declining Child Malnutrition: A Reassessment

Publisher: International Journal of Epidemiology

Monitoring of the progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of malnourished children before year 2015 relies on the estimated trends in child stunting and underweight from the WHO. The progress towards the MDG at the global level is on track owing to the large decline in China. In India, as in most of Africa, where no notable fall in child stunting took place over the 1990s, the rate of decline over the 2001–15 period must be very high for the MDG to be realized. For this to occur, large reductions in poverty through equitable and high income growth are necessary.

Author(s): Peter Svedberg | Views(301)

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