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Did Peru’s CCT program halve its stunting rate?

On September 30, the Guardian ran several articles (see here, here, and an editorial here) linking the halving of Peru’s stunting rate (from 28 to 14% between mid-2000s and 2015) to its CCT program Juntos. Of course, it is great to hear that the share of stunted children in Peru declined dramatically over a short period. However, as I know that while CCT programs (conditional or not) have been successful in improving various outcomes including child health, the effect sizes are never this dramatic, I was curious to see whether the decline was part of a secular trend in Peru or actually could be attributed primarily to Juntos…

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Child Stunting Is Humanitarian, Economic Issue

The Guardian: The Guardian view on stunting: malnutrition is holding millions of children back Editorial Board “…Though stunting is a physical measure, and is associated with the increased risk of some chronic diseases such as diabetes in [the] future, it is also an important indicator that [children’s] mental development may have been affected. … Malnourished…More

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

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Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More

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Gut bacteria protect against stunting

Microbes from healthy Malawian children helped underfed mice recover from malnourishment, research reveals.

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Chicken out | The Economist

Poultry excrement may be stunting infant development.   Source: Chicken out | The Economist

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Reflections on the INCAP Oriente Longitudinal Study of early life nutrition: An interview with Aryeh Stein

Aryeh Stein, MPH, PhD, is a nutritional epidemiologist and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health at Read More

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Viewpoint: The role of sanitation in malnutrition – A science and policy controversy in India

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A New Report Reveals What is behind Maharashtra State’s Reduction in Stunting

; In 2005, an alarming 39 percent of children were stunted in Maharashtra state, the second largest state in India with a population of over 100 million people. By 2012, a survey revealed that this number dropped to 24 percent among children under the age of two. A recent report published by the Institute of […]

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Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More

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Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More

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Child Nutrition – After the First 1000 Days

I’m certain that all readers on the site have heard of the Thousand Days concept. This is the notion that children are especially vulnerable to Read More

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Guest post by David Flood: Height and herencia in rural Guatemala

Over the past year, I have been working with the NGO Wuqu’ Kawoq on programs to prevent and treat chronic malnutrition in several indigenous communities Read More

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