Maternal and Child Nutrition: The New Lancet Series
Five years ago, the launch of the Maternal and Child Undernutrution Series of The Lancet launched a global effort to put nutrition on the global agenda. 2013 has seen a series global and national actions taking place to address human nutrition and child health. This current Lancet Series re-evalates the national progress in nutrition programmes and international efforts toward previous recommendations.
The new Lancet Series continues that list of recent prominent global actions that have taken place, as the recent Childwatch news items show, in order to push Child Health further up the international agenda.
"Nutrition is crucial to both individual and national development. The evidence in this Series furthers the evidence base that good nutrition is a fundamental driver of a wide range of developmental goals. The post-2015 sustainable development agenda must put addressing all forms of malnutrition at the top of its goals."
The new Lancet Series comes back after five years (2008) to re-assess the problems of maternal and child undernutrition. It also evaluates the emerging double burden in low-income and middle-income countries of growing overweight and obesity in children and women along side malnutrition and stunting of growth. It evaluates national progress programmes and international efforts.
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Maternal and Child Nutrition
Published in The Lancet June 6, 2013
Maternal and child undernutrition was the subject of a Series of papers in The Lancet in 2008. Five years after the initial series, we re-evaluate the problems of maternal and child undernutrition and also examine the growing problems of overweight and obesity for women and children, and their consequences in low-income and middle-income countries. Many of these countries are said to have the double burden of malnutrition: continued stunting of growth and deficiencies of essential nutrients along with the emerging issue of obesity. We also assess national progress in nutrition programmes and international efforts toward previous recommendations. Read the entire Executive Summary here.