Investing in Child Nutrition in Asia

Publication | January 2001

Ways to halve the world's underweight, stunted, and micronutrient-deficient children, most of whom live in Asia - the objective of the World Summit for Children - are prescribed in this publication.

Price
  • US$10.00 (hardcopy)

This double volume, which includes country studies, summarizes the findings of a joint effort of the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on investments to address the needs of Asian children and achieve the objective of the World Summit for Children (WSC) - to halve the world's underweight, stunted, and micronutrient-deficient children, most of whom live in Asia.

The book

  • assesses child nutrition in Asia
  • provides a core agenda for funding agencies interested in improving children's prospects
  • identifies improved maternal and child nutrition strategies
  • estimates 10-year investment requirements to meet WSC goals
  • discusses mainstreaming health and nutrition programs for poor women and children
  • identifies the success factors in community-based programs to improve child survival and development
  • sets priorities for programs encompassing service delivery, social mobilization, management, and capacity building
  • highlights the need to reallocate resources from wasteful untargeted public food subsidies to productive and cost-effective purposes

Contents 

  • Preface
  • Investing in Child Nutrition in Asia
  • Linking Community-based Programs and Service Delivery for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Controlling Micronutrient Deficiencies in Asia
  • Women's Status: Levels, Determinants, Consequences for Malnutrition, Interventions and Policy
  • The Role of Caring Practices and Resources for Care in Child Survival,Growth and Development: South and Southeast Asia
  • Linking Food and Nutrition Security: Past Lessons and Future Opportunities
  • Nutrition Information Systems for Implementing Child Nutrition Programs
  • Opportunities for Investments in Nutrition in Low-income Asia

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Health
  • Maternal and child health
SKU
  • 110101
ISBN
  • 971-561-512-0

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