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Technical Briefing Paper from the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group: Updating evidence on the relationship between wasting and stunting

Anthropometric criteria for best-identifying children at high risk of mortality: a pooled analysis of twelve cohorts

Beyond wasted and stunted—a major shift to fight child undernutrition

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

Story of change: Wasting and stunting project

How do children with severe underweight and wasting respond to treatment? A pooled secondary data analysis to inform future intervention studies

Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex differences in undernutrition.

Bringing new evidence on undernutrition and mortality risk into practice- Protocol for a prospective cohort study

Child wasting and stunting: Time to overcome the separation (2018) (also available in French, Spanish and Arabic)

Children concurrently wasted and stunted: A meta-analysis of prevalence data of children 6 – 59 months from 84 countries

Concurrent wasting and stunting among under-five children in Niakhar, Senegal

The relationship between wasting and stunting: a retrospective cohort analysis of longitudinal data in Gambian children from 1976 to 2016

Children who are both wasted and stunted are also underweight and have a high risk of death: a descriptive epidemiology of multiple anthropometric deficits using data from 51 countries

Pathways to wasting and stunting: Research concept to fill a remaining gap in evidence and understanding

Improving screening for malnourished children at high risk of death: a study of children aged 6–59 months in rural Senegal

The relationship between wasting and stunting in young children: A Systematic review

Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group Meeting. 12-13 May 2020.

Technical Briefing Paper: The relationship between wasting and stunting: policy, programming and research implications (2014)

Research Priorities on the Relationship between Wasting and Stunting

Wasting and stunting - similarities and differences: Policy and programmatic implications

The Wasting & Stunting Technical Interest Group: Generating Evidence to Challenge the Divide in Nutrition

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FEX: The Wasting-Stunting Technical Interest Group: Summarising the work to date

This is a summary of a Field Exchange field article that was included in issue 67. The original article was authored by Natalie Sessions and Tanya Khara. Natalie Sessions is a...

WaSt TIG - the work so far

We have had three phases of work thus far and are currently in the fourth. A special section in FEX summarises a lot of the work of the WaSt TIG so far as well as experiences...

FEX: The Wasting-Stunting Technical Interest Group: A summary of the work to date

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici This article outlines the work of the Wasting-Stunting Technical Interest Group since its inception in...

Wasting and Stunting: Evidence Generation

Within the WaSt TIG, we continue to generate evidence to increase the understanding of the relationship between wasting and stunting and what this tells us about their...

FEX: A reflection on the 2021 Lancet Maternal & Child Nutrition Series through a WaSt lens

View this article as a pdf This article provides a summary of the Lancet Maternal & Child Nutrition Series to date, reflecting upon the 2021 series from the perspective of the...

FEX: Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG) meeting

On the 15th of January 2018 the Wasting and Stunting (WaSt) Technical Interest Group (TIG) held their third face-to-face meeting at Trinity College, Oxford. This group of 30...

FEX: The relationship between wasting and stunting in young children: A systematic review

View this article as a pdf This article was written by Susan Thurstans, PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and consultant to ENN on the...

Podcast: Is the separation between wasting and stunting justified?

In this episode ENN Technical Directors Tanya Khara and Carmel Dolan are joined by Martha Mwangome from the Kemri / Wellcome Trust research programme in Kenya and Dr Sophie...

Resource: Bringing new evidence on undernutrition and mortality risk into practice- Protocol for a prospective cohort study

Lisez cet article en français Introduction The ENN coordinated Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG) have been investigating the relationship...

FEX: Making connections: Joint meeting of WaSt Technical Interest Group and MAMI Special Interest Group

ENN coordinates two international technical groups, the Management of at-risk Mothers and Infants under six months Special Interest Group (MAMI SIG) and the Wasting and...

FEX: Children concurrently wasted and stunted: A meta- analysis of prevalence data of children 6-59 months from 84 countries

Research summary1 Location: Global What we know: Wasting and stunting are often present in the same geographical populations and can exist concurrently in the same children,...

FEX: The relationship between wasting and stunting: a retrospective cohort analysis of longitudinal data in Gambian children from 1976 to 2016

View this article as a pdf Summary of research1 Location: Gambia What we know: There are gaps in understanding the relationship between wasting and stunting that often...

Resource: The WaSt study Protocol and Opportunities for Collaboration: bringing new evidence on undernutrition and mortality risk into practice.

The ENN and the Wasting Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG), with funding from USAID via the Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and Bureau for Global Health, in 2018...

Resource: Anthropometric deficits and the associated risk of death by age and sex in children aged 6-59 month: A meta-analysis

Abstract Risk of death from undernutrition is thought to be higher in younger than in older children, but evidence is mixed. Research also demonstrates sex differences whereby...

FEX: The relationship between wasting and stunting: policy, programming and research implications

Summary of review1 This summary was prepared by Tanya Khara, an independent consultant engaged by the ENN on this review. The review was made possible by the generous support...

Wasting and Stunting: Overcoming the divide

Since the 1970s, those working in nutrition have categorised undernutrition in two major ways, children are either wasted or stunted. There has very rarely been consideration...

FEX: USAID’s investment in the WaSt TIG

View this article as a pdf Erin Boyd is a Nutrition Advisor at the United States Agency of International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Why has the United...

Resource: The relationship between wasting and stunting: a retrospective cohort analysis of longitudinal data in Gambian children from 1976 to 2016

Abstract Background: The etiologic relationship between wasting and stunting is poorly understood, largely because of a lack of highquality longitudinal data from children at...

Blog post: Wasting and Stunting-making progress on understanding the links

Some of you will know that ENN has been coordinating a project with the expert steer of around 30 child growth and nutrition specialists from academia, donor and operational...

FEX: Exploring the relationships between wasting and stunting among a cohort of children under two years of age in Niger

View this article as a pdf Kohlmann K, Sudfeld C, Garba S, Guindo O, Grais R and Isanaka S (2021) Exploring the relationships between wasting and stunting among a cohort of...

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