Black, R. E.; Victora, C. G.; Walker, S. P.; Bhutta, Z. A.; Christian, P.; de Onis, M.; Ezzati, M.; Grantham-McGregor, S.; Katz, J.; Martorell, R.; Uauy, R.
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Maternal and child nutrition: building momentum for impact
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In the 5 years since the Maternal and Child Under-nutrition Series1–5 was published in The Lancet there has been a substantial increase in commitment to reduction of malnutrition at global and national levels. Most development agencies have developed or revised their strategies to address undernutrition focused on the fi rst 1000 days of life—the period from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday—as called for in the 2008 Series. One of the main drivers of this new international momentum is the Scaling Up Nutrition movement. 6,7 National commit ment in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) is growing, donor funding is rising, and civil society and the private sector are increasingly engaged.....