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Double Burden of Malnutrition in Asia: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

by Stuart Gillespie and Lawrence Haddad SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2003
ISBN:
9780761997573
Format:
Hbk 236 pages
Price:
AU$76.00 NZ$77.39
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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This book is the first comprehensive assessment of nutrition in Asia, a region that has the largest concentration of global malnutrition. It reviews a wide array of nutrition-relevant trends, pocies, programmes, challenges and opportunities in Asia. The simple fact that every third child born is malnourished at birth represents an enormous drain on human and economic development. The pay-off to turning this tide is both immense and immeasurable. In the long-term, sustainable poverty-reducing economic growth will simply not be possible without deang with malnutrition. This book describes the main driving forces behind the groundswell of under nutrition. It sheds ght on the emerging double burden of co-existing underweight and overweight and the nkages between these two different forms of malnutrition.

Malnutrition in Asia Direct Nutrition Action Developing Capacity for Nutrition Action Indirect Nutrition-Relevant Actions Contextual Dynamics Financing Nutrition Interventions The Way Forward

International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, USA