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Preventing Childhood Stunting: Why and How?
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Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Look at the APEC 2015 Priority Areas (Volume II)
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Chronic Food Poverty in the Philippines
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Chronic and Transient Poverty and Weather Variability in the Philippines: Evidence Using Components Approach
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Preventing Childhood Stunting: Why and How?

Herrin, Alejandro N.


According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, childhood stunting affects one-third of under-five Filipino children annually. Unfortunately, the Philippines has shown little progress in reducing its prevalence in the last 20 years. This Policy Note analyzes the factors contributing to child stunting in the country and finds that mothers' nutrition and health status during pregnancy remain crucial aspects that can influence birth outcomes. It asserts the need to adopt a nutrition agenda focused on stunting prevention and the effective delivery and financing of cost-effective interventions. It also urges the Philippine government to take advantage of the existing opportunities offered by the increasing global interest in child stunting and the platforms for the identification of the poor and the delivery and financing of health services.


PIDS Book 2017-02  Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Look at the APEC 2015 Priority Areas (Volume II)
DP 2017-25  Chronic Food Poverty in the Philippines
DP 2017-24  Chronic and Transient Poverty and Weather Variability in the Philippines: Evidence Using Components Approach
EID 2017 Vol. XVII No.2  The Triple Burden of Disease
PN 2017-15  Understanding the Principles Underlying the Philippine Competition Law
PN 2017-14  Estimating Filipinos' Vulnerability to Poverty
PN 2017-13  Analyzing Housework Through Family and Gender Perspectives
DP 2017-23  Scoping Study on Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in the Philippine Food Manufacturing Industry
EID 2017 Vol. XVII No.1  The Rise of Collaborative Economy in the Philippines
DP 2017-22  The Impacts of Roll-On/Roll-Off Transport System in the Philippines
DP 2017-21  A Review of Philippine Government Disaster Financing for Recovery and Reconstruction
DP 2017-20  National Accounts and Household Survey Estimates of Household Expenditures: Why Do They Differ and Why Should We Be Concerned?