Journal article

Childhood stunting and wasting in Myanmar: Key drivers and implications for policies and programmes (Blankenship, J., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

08 Dec 20
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Maternal nutrition, Research
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy

Findings indicate that the key drivers of child undernutrition in Myanmar, where prevalence of child stunting is 28% and wasting is 7%, are multifaceted and start in utero. To reduce child undernutrition and accelerate the country's human and economic development, investment in multisectoral interventions with a focus on improving maternal nutrition is essential.