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New Research Shows Nutrition Programs Targeting Pregnancy and First 24 Months of Life Dramatically Improve Child Survival and Overall Health
Date:1/16/2008

develop and distribute low-cost, easy-to-use, nutritious foods.

"Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life, and that chance starts with good nutrition. By bringing companies together with governments and non-profits, we can make nutritious foods accessible and affordable to families in the world's poorest countries," says Jay Naidoo, Chairman of the Board for GAIN.

Researchers estimate that basic nutrition programs could prevent 25 percent of child deaths in the world's poorest countries

The third paper estimates the potential benefits of implementing effective and applicable health and nutrition interventions. Of the 45 reviewed interventions, breastfeeding promotion, appropriate complementary feeding, supplementation with vitamin A and zinc, and appropriate management of severe acute malnutrition showed the most promise for reducing child deaths and future disease burden related to undernutrition. Based on these new analyses, the authors estimate that universal coverage with proven interventions could prevent about one-quarter of child deaths under 36 months of age and reduce the prevalence of stunting at 36 months by about one-third.

"For more than 30 years, USAID has supported programs to prevent malnutrition, stunting, and micronutrient deficiencies," said Dr. Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID. "Improved nutrition and health for the world's poorest people is not only a moral imperative but also a pragmatic investment for peace, security, and worldwide economic growth."

National and international actions

The final two papers consider the current state of nutrition interventions and how they could be implemented at scale at national and global levels. The fourth paper in the Series assesses actions in the 20 countries hit hardest by undernutrition. The paper charges nutrition leaders at the country level to review their existing strategies to ensure that priority is g
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