Animal sourced foods and child nutrition in South Asia: Policy priorities

Although some South Asian countries have recently made impressive progress against undernutrition, indicators of maternal and child nutrition remain extremely poor across South Asia. In all countries except the Maldives and Sri Lanka, more than a third of preschool children are stunted, 33–52 percent of adult women have anemia and most countries have wasting prevalence in excess of 10% (considered “alarming”).


South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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