Using a social determinants of malnutrition lens allows the team to assess factors that determine child malnutrition and ill-health in urban poor settings. This paper draws on examples of studies and interventions carried out in poor urban areas in Kenya to identify key instruments that have the potential to shift the current status of high levels of under-nutrition and increasing over-nutrition among children. The process proposed would require multiple actors, community ownership and leadership, political will and a focus on life-cycle approach.
Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, M. Experiences and lessons learned from influencing the social determinants to reduce child under-nutrition in Kenya. Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK (2011) 16 pp. ISBN 9781906648114