policy outreach >> Child health
India has one of the highest rates of childhood malnutrition worldwide, and poor maternal health and nutrition are major contributors to the problem. There is no national monitoring system in place to regularly monitor women’s health, thus there is no...Read More..
Can food alone resolve “malnutrition”?: Stunting, open defecation, and the urgency a of policy response
Evidence in the medical and epidemiological literature has documented that germs in feces can stunt children’s growth. This is in part due to diarrhea, and possibly in part due to enteropathy (Humphrey, 2009): chronic changes in the lining of the...Read More..
This brief is primarily based on a research paper by Dean Spears: “The Nutritional Value of Toilets: How much international variation in child height can sanitation explain?” The full paper, with the details of all computations and conclusions, is available...Read More..