Risk of poor development in young children in low-income and middle-income countries: an estimation and analysis at the global, regional, and country level

by Chunling Lu, Maureen M Black, Linda M Richter
Lancet Glob Health 2016 – Published Online October 4, 2016

7 pp. 558 kB

A 2007 study published in The Lancet estimated that approximately 219 million children aged younger than 5 years were exposed to stunting or extreme poverty in 2004. The authors updated the 2004 estimates with the use of improved data and methods and generated estimates for 2010. They conclude that progress has been made in reducing the number of children exposed to stunting or poverty between 2004 and 2010, but this is still not enough. Scaling up of effective interventions targeting the most vulnerable children is urgently needed.

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