Maternal & child undernutrition remains a major health concern—the last decade saw little progress despite proven interventions & recent gains may be offset by #COVID19. A follow-up #LancetNutrition Series calls for global recommitment.

From 2005-15, nearly 5% of children had concurrent stunting & wasting in LMICs. For maternal nutrition, prevalence of undernutrition ⬇️, but anaemia & short stature remain high.

Read the #LancetNutrition Series: &
Previously highlighted interventions continue to be effective at reducing stunting, micronutrient deficiencies & child death. Delivering nutrition interventions within the #first1000days of life if key.

Read the @LancetChildAdol Review: #LancetNutrition
A linked Comment reflects on maternal & child undernutrition progress—how to bolster lagging program delivery & increase financing to scale up proven interventions. Read #LancetNutrition

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