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On the fast track: Driving down stunting in Vietnam

VIETNAM HAS MADE dramatic progress in improving nutrition over the past three decades. Following the introduction of Vietnam’s Doi Moi (“renovation”) economic policies in 1986, the country’s economic performance began to improve rapidly. By the 1990s, Vietnam…

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Clean is nourished: The links between WASH and nutrition

MORE THAN 660 million people lack access to an improved water source and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. Growing awareness of the global challenge we face in improving water, sanitation, and hygiene, widely known as WASH, has gained the…

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Hidden hunger: Approaches to tackling micronutrient deficiencies

AROUND THE WORLD, more than 2 billion people are thought to be affected by an often invisible form of malnutrition: micronutrient malnutrition, commonly known as hidden hunger.1 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies—at least in mild to moderate forms—may not be as…

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25 Years of Scaling Up: Nutrition and health interventions in Odisha, India

ODISHA, A STATE of 42 million people in eastern India, is one of the poorest in the country. It has faced many development challenges over the years, including insurgent movements, large pockets of extreme deprivation among scheduled tribe communities, social…

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Agriculture, WASH, and safety nets: Ethiopia’s multisector story

OVER THE PAST 25 years, Ethiopia has made remarkable headway in addressing the country’s nutrition situation. Despite ongoing challenges, significant progress has been made toward meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including halving child…

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Local to National: Thailand’s Integrated Nutrition program

THAILAND REDUCED CHILD undernutrition by more than half within one decade—an achievement recognized by the nutrition community as one of the best examples of a successful national nutrition program. Underweight rates among children under five decreased from…

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From the ground up: Cultivating agriculture for nutrition

FEW SECTORS HAVE clearer links to nutrition than agriculture. Most simply, of course, agriculture is a source of food. Because many poor households around the world grow food that they both consume and sell for income, agricultural interventions can have a…

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