Scaling up nutrition : what will it cost? / Sue Horton ...[et al.].

Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2010.
xxx, 100 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.


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Summary note
"Action against malnutrition is needed more than ever. An additional US $10.3 billion a year is required from public resources to mount a successful attack against undernutrition on a worldwide scale. This would benefit over 360 million children in the 36 countries with the highest burden of undernutrition - home to 90 percent of the stunted children globally. Since early childhood offers a special window of opportunity to improve nutrition, the bulk of the investment needs to be targeted between pre-pregnancy until two years of age." "Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost? notes that investment will yield high returns in the form of thriving children, healthier families, and more productive workers. This investment is essential to make progress on the nutrition and child mortality Millennium Development Goals and to protect critical human capital in developing economies. The human and financial costs of further neglect will be very high." "This call for greater investment in nutrition is also opportune, at a time when global efforts to strengthen health systems provide a unique opportunity to scale up integrated packages of health and nutrition interventions, with common delivery platforms, and lower costs." "Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost? has benefited from the expertise of many international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutions. This book will be of interest to policy makers, public health officials, nutritionists, government officials, and all those interested in improving child nutrition and health outcomes."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-92) and index.
Ch. 1. Introduction: Why Scale Up? -- Ch. 2. Methodology: Estimating the Costs -- Ch. 3. What Will It Cost and What Are the Potential Benefits? -- Ch. 4. Phasing the Scale Up -- App. A. Meeting Participants -- App. B. Rationale for Selected Nutrition Interventions and Comparisons with the 2008 Lancet Undernutrition Series -- App. C. Estimation of the Target Populations in the 36 Countries with the Highest Burden of Undernutrition -- App. D. Program Costs for Complementary and Therapeutic Feeding Interventions.
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