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Wasting & stunting technical interest group meeting: summary points

A meeting was convened by the ENN to discuss the evidence of the relationships between wasting and stunting and the implications that this may have for programmes and policy. Key meeting conclusions were as follows:

Associations between wasting and stunting in children

Shared risk factors and effects

Potential policy implications

Research gaps were also identified. This work is ongoing and will conclude later in 2014. For the complete meeting summary and related papers, contact Tanya@ennonoline.net

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Wasting & stunting technical interest group meeting: summary points. Nutrition Exchange 4, July 2014. p9. www.ennonline.net/nex/4/en/wasting

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