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Maternal and child malnutrition contributes to more than one-third of child deaths and more than 10% of the total global disease burden. Of the nutrition-related factors for child death, stunting, severe wasting and intrauterine growth restriction constitute the largest risk factor. Therefore, reducing growth retardation in infants and young children is essential to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to child survival (MDG 4) as well as the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger (MDG 1).

icon Malnutrition in Infants and Young Children in LAC: Achieving the MDGs

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