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Opportunities for Investments in Nutrition in Low-income Asia

dc.contributor.authorSusan Horton
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T14:39:39Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T14:39:39Z
dc.date.issued1999-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/5393
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the opportunities for nutritional investments in nine low-income Asian countries, where current levels of malnutrition are high and declining only slowly. Income growth alone is not sufficient to reduce malnutrition. The economic costs of malnutrition in the region are high, accounting for as many as 2.8 million child deaths and 65,000 maternal deaths annually. Productivity losses can be conservatively estimated to be at least 2-3 percent of GDP annually. Nutrition investments are very cost-effective. Micronutrient interventions and breastfeeding promotion are as cost-effective as basic child survival initiatives, and education/supplementation programs are as cost-effective as antenatal care. Priority interventions in the region include: strengthening monitoring of salt iodization (and extension of the program to Cambodia); extension of coverage of vitamin A mass dose, establishing vitamin A fortification programs, and enforcing existing legislation; establishing iron fortification and intensifying coverage of iron supplementation to pregnant women; promotion of best practice in breastfeeding; water and sanitation investments in selected regions; and building on successful community-based nutrition programs.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleOpportunities for Investments in Nutrition in Low-income Asia
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.expertReproductive Health
dc.subject.expertNutrition and Health Care
dc.subject.expertMaternal and Child Health
dc.subject.expertFamily Health
dc.subject.expertPrenatal Care
dc.subject.expertNutrition Programs
dc.subject.expertChild Nutrition
dc.subject.expertState and nutrition
dc.subject.expertFood policy
dc.subject.expertNutrition policy
dc.subject.expertMaternity
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbPrenatal Care
dc.subject.adbNutrition Programs
dc.subject.adbChild Nutrition
dc.subject.adbChild Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.naturalNutrition and state
dc.subject.naturalFood policy
dc.subject.naturalNutrition policy
dc.subject.naturalCost and standard of living
dc.subject.naturalEconomic conditions
dc.title.volume17
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeHealth
oar.themePoverty
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-005074
oar.authorHorton, Susan
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