Combating Malnutrition with More than Income Growth

by Jill Hagey
Population Reference Bureau, August 2012

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While children living in poorer countries are more likely to be malnourished than children in wealthier countries, the proportion of children who are malnourished is not always associated with a country’s economic status. Some countries that have become economic powerhouses have persistently high numbers of malnourished children, while other countries with low levels of national income have shown progress in combating malnutrition by investing in cost-effective, proven interventions that ensure children’s access to proper nutrition. With political will, government and partner support, and the right strategies, more children across all countries can survive and reach their full potential.

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