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An Individual-Level Meta-Analysis Assessing the Impact of Community-Level Sanitation Access on Child Stunting, Anemia, and Diarrhea

An estimated 1 billion people live without access to any type of sanitation facility, i.e. a toilet or latrine. This lack of sanitation access fails to contain human feces, which are responsible for transmission of various diarrheal diseases as well as…

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Measuring Poverty in Southern India: A Comparison of Socio-Economic Scales Evaluated against Childhood Stunting

It was estimated that 1.4 billion people lived in extreme poverty with a large gap between the rich and the poor…

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Antenatal, postnatal nutritional intervention needed to decrease linear growth stunting in young Indian children

Stunting—a low height for age, also called linear growth retardation—is on the decline in India in certain age groups, but more attention still needs to be paid to it as an indicator of undernutrition in children younger than 5 years, according to an article published recently in Indian Pediatrics. Underweight… 

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Caregiver education improves dietary intake, growth, and development of rural Indian toddlers

Inadequate feeding and care may contribute to high rates of malnutrition and stunting among children in rural families in India. An international team of researchers, led by Shahnaz Vazir, PhD, from the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India, report that a combination of caregiver education and psychosocial stimulation improved… 

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