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Best Practice in Preventing Child Wasting within the Wider Context of Undernutrition

Author: Kate Sadler, Tanya Khara and Natalie Sessions
Year: 2021
Resource type: Article

This brief is based on work since 2014 by the Wasting Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG)3 and the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN). It updates previous reports on wasting prevention by ENN and builds on ENN’s recent position paper on wasting. It attempts to begin to close the gap between what we know about how to prevent stunting and how to prevent wasting and is aimed at programmers, practitioners and policy makers involved in nutrition, many of whom will be national actors. As such, it highlights the practical implications for national policy and programmes as well as for global research investments.

The brief is accompanied by three podcasts, two podcasts exploring what Malawi and Pakistan are doing to prevent wasting as well as an interview to understand UNICEF's prevention plans. 

Read our previous work on wasting prevention here.

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