evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

Nutrition Barometer – Measuring What Matters

In Under-nutrition on September 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

from 2000 days web site:

“Recently, Save the Children and World Vision joined forces to launch a ground-breaking Nutrition Barometer that examines the progress being made to improve nutrition in the 36 countries that are home to 90% of the world’s malnourished children.

“The Nutrition Barometer measures the political and financial commitments made by governments to tackle malnutrition, and looks at progress in transforming these commitments into real improvements for mothers and children.

“Of the countries profiled, Guatemala, Malawi and Peru –all SUN countries– are making the greatest strides against malnutrition, while the Democratic Republic of Congo, India and Yemen show the weakest performance, with frail commitments and poor outcomes for children.

“The Nutrition Barometer stresses the need to hold governments accountable for sustaining nutrition investments over the long-term in order to reverse the “unacceptably high levels” of chronic malnutrition and child mortality.”

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