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Malnutrition and Food Insecurity Projections, 2020

Author: Garcia, Marito
Organisation: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publish Date: 1994
Country: Global
Sector: Health
Method: Creative thinking
Theme: Food
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Nutrition, Malnutrition, Poverty, Women, Children, Policies

Insufficient food consumption is one of the primary causes of malnutrition; the other is infection and poor health. Unless explicit policies to reduce the numbers of underweight are put in place, the total number of children with protein energy malnutrition will rise, and child deaths associated with malnutrition problems will continue unabated. Increase in incomes and reduction in poverty are important, but experiences in several countries indicate that even where there is no rapid improvement in incomes, malnutrition can be reduced by explicit programs and policies that aim at improving household access to food and health services and improving child care practices such as breastfeeding and proper weaning of infants. A concerted effort to follow the examples of successful countries is needed to reduce the numbers of malnourished children in the future.
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