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Better Coordination, Adequate Resources Needed To Accelerate Progress Against Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Opinion: The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization

“…Overall progress [against malnutrition] has been highly uneven. … In countries where low undernourishment coexists with high malnutrition, specially designed nutrition-enhancing interventions may be crucial to address early childhood stunting. Improvements in nutrition generally require complementary policies, including improving health conditions, hygiene, water, sanitation, and education. More sophisticated and creative approaches to coordination as well as adequate resources are needed…” (3/9).

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