Addressing Malnutrition Multisectorially



A multisectoral approach to nutrition was a central tenet of nutrition programming in the 1970s but was considered, at the time, overly ambitious and too dependent on other sectors reluctant to be coordinated. The approach has, however, returned to the forefront of nutrition activity in recent years.
This paper seeks to offer some practical guidance to countries as they set out to develop multisectoral nutrition initiatives. It provides a historical overview of country experiences with multisectoral nutrition, reviews lesson learned from three major multisectoral country programmes and synthesizes the lessons learned from the country experiences and makes recommendations for moving forward with multisectoral approaches for nutrition security.

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