CHN 3 focused on capacity building, health information systems, education and service delivery in a province-based model in five provinces.
WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. Additionally, there is a section describing findings from cash transfer programmes. This summary of CHN 3 is retrieved from the ENA Part II where CHN 3 is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.
Weight-for-age z-score (WAZ)
From 1989 to 2003 underweight (<-2 SD WAZ) decreased from 37.5% to 27.5% (0.71 ppt/year) despite the financial crisis of the early 1990s. This decrease may be partially attributed to a reduction in birth-rate in the lowest quintile of the population.
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