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 While income growth is a key factor in reducing malnutrition, recent studies confirm that malnutrition persists even where rapid income growth occurs, unless additional direct measures are taken.

Malnutrition is often due to a combination of inadequate diet and disease, and compounded by inadequate care of women and children, a comprehensive strategy that cuts across sectors is required .

  • Mobilize community groups and leaders to recognize and demand good nutrition for women and young children in particular;
  • Base direct actions in the community and focus on counseling for behavior change
  • promote micro-nutrient rich diets;
  • Improve delivery of nutrition services .
  • Improve water and sanitation services;
  • Educate girls and women;
  • Provide livelihood strategies for women; and
  • Assure a supportive food and nutrition policy environment .h
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