This review was aimed to summarise findings on the effectiveness of nutrition interventions (i.e. nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive) that have been implemented in LMICs on the World Health Assembly (WHA) global nutrition targets: reductions in the prevalence of stunting, and wasting in under five children; decrease in the prevalence of anemia in woman of reproductive age; reduction in the prevalence of low birthweight (LBW) babies; and an increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life.
The review was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development to summarise the effectiveness of nutrition interventions in LMICs to identify the interventions that could be potentially scaled up to achieve the WHA targets. The review was prepared with specific context to Bangladesh and other selected South Asian countries. The review level evidence would benefit the aforementioned group to design, implement, evaluate and monitor nutrition related interventions that would address the WHA targets by 2025.
This report was commissioned under DFID’s Systematic Review Programme for South Asia.
Menon K, Puthussery S , Ravalia A, Panchal P, Rana R, Mistry S, Tseng P, Bhandol J, Mavalankar D (2018), Effectiveness of nutrition interventions in low and middle income countries: An evidence summary. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.