What works for nutrition? Stories of success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya
This report (PDF) by RESULTS UK, Concern Worldwide, University of Westminster discusses the drivers of progress in tackling multiple forms of malnutrition in three countries: Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya. These three countries are countries that are rapidly improving nutrition security in their country. Kenya is the only country on track to make progress on five of the six World Health Assembly indicators, namely: stunting, wasting, anaemia, childhood overweight, and exclusive breastfeeding. The report also identifies some of the challenges and success factors to sustaining progress. It highlights the importance of well defined national policies and strategies for nutrition to ensure nutrition is recognized as a priority issue; the importance of strengthening capacity within governance structures; and to commit to global platforms (like the SUN movement or the Zero Hunger Challenge). In addition it stresses the importance of equity, financing, data collection, research and advocacy efforts. Also, each country chapter provides specific recommendations to the government, donors and/or civil society of each country.