Overcoming Challenges to Accelerating Linear Growth in Indian Children

Published By: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) | Published Date: June, 01 , 2011

Early childhood stunting or linear growth retardation predicts poor human capital. While stunting rates in India are unacceptably high, the decline in stunting over the past decades demonstrates that it is feasible to address it. This note highlights the need to use stunting as an indicator of under five nutrition, and explores the challenges and public health options for accelerating linear growth in children. To accelerate the decline in stunting, a package of effective interventions and high coverage of programs targeted at this period merit urgent investigation.

Author(s): Harshpal Singh Sachdev | Posted on: Jan 26, 2016 | Views() | Download (125)

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