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An investment framework for meeting the global nutrition target for stunting (English)

Stunting is not only a failure to achieve one's own genetic potential for height but is also a predictor of many other developmental constraints, including cognitive deficits and loss of future economic opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 113616 MAR 01, 2017

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Pereira,Audrey Leslie; D'Alimonte, Mary Disclosed

An investment framework for meeting global nutrition target for breastfeeding (English)

In 2012, the World Health Assembly set the target of increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months to at least 50 percent (from 38 percent) by 2025 (WHO 2012). ... See More +

Brief 113618 MAR 01, 2017

Walters,Dylan David; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Sullivan, Lucy; D'Alimonte, Mary; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for the treatment of severe wasting (English)

Wasting (low weight-for-height) occurs when children lose weight rapidly, generally from low caloric intake and/or repeated infections; it is an indicator of acute undernutrition. ... See More +

Brief 113617 MAR 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

Does mass deworming affect child nutrition ? meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness, and statistical power (English)

The WHO has recently debated whether to reaffirm its long-standing recommendation of mass drug administration (MDA) in areas with more than 20 percent prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, whipworm, and roundworm). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7921 DEC 19, 2016

Croke,Kevin; Hicks,Joan Hamory; Hsu,Eric; Kremer,Michael Robert; Miguel,Edward A. Disclosed

Incentivizing nutrition : how to apply incentive mechanisms to accelerate improved nutrition outcomes (English)

Malnutrition is a driver of poverty. Reducing malnutrition is essential to achieving the World Bank’s goals of eliminating extreme poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 111273 JAN 01, 2016

Laviolette,Luc; Gopalan,Sudararajan; Elder,Leslie K.; Wouters,Olivier Johan Francis Disclosed

Incentivizing nutrition : incentive mechanisms to accelerate improved nutrition outcomes (English)

Investing in nutrition will contribute to achieving the World Bank’s dual goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The coordinated support of the international community is important to optimizing the rising trend in nutrition investment, which was galvanized by the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, and reaffirmed at the 2012 World Health Assembly where world leaders committed to reaching six global nutrition targets by 2025. ... See More +

Working Paper 111272 JAN 01, 2016

Laviolette,Luc; Gopalan,Sudararajan; Elder,Leslie K.; Wouters,Olivier Johan Francis Disclosed