Improving Nutrition through Health (Brief)

Briefs
Sectors:
Health, Nutrition
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Ruel-Bergeron, J., Elder, L., Herforth, A.
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
January, 2013
Content Format:
Text

​This guidance brief is a summary version of Module E of Improving Nutrition through Multisectoral Approaches and focuses on the integration of nutrition into health policies and programs. This brief aims to provide practical guidance for maximizing the nutrition impacts of health investments and policies, with a special focus on undernutrition among women and children under two years of age in developing economies. The strong synergies between health and nutrition are highlighted and key evidence-based nutrition interventions that can be delivered through the health sector are presented. Implementing such interventions is cost-effective and can achieve large reductions in morbidity, mortality, and undernutrition, furthering health sector goals. 

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