Summarizes key findings on maternal nutrition and health indictors from the ENGINE Birth Cohort Study, along with policy and future research recommendations.
IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services
It is essential that women and children have access to and utilize evidence-based nutrition-specific interventions and health services to prevent and treat infectious diseases. Key facility-level nutrition interventions include vitamin A supplementation, deworming, iron and folic acid (IFA) for pregnant women, zinc and oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for diarrhea, MIYCN and WASH, management of acute malnutrition, and nutrition management of infectious disease.
Building on successful ENGINE work, Growth through Nutrition will focus on the following intervention areas:
- Improve delivery of quality nutrition services for children and pregnant and lactating women
- Support sustained supply of commodities to deliver quality nutrition services
- Support information system development for decision-making and program management