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Opportunities for Investments in Nutrition in Low-income Asia

  title={Opportunities for Investments in Nutrition in Low-income Asia},
  author={Susan Horton},
  • S. Horton
  • Published 30 June 1999
  • Economics, Medicine
This paper examines the opportunities for nutritional investments in nine low-income Asian countries, where current levels of malnutrition are high and declining only slowly. Income growth alone is not sufficient to reduce malnutrition. The economic costs of malnutrition in the region are high, accounting for as many as 2.8 million child deaths and 65,000 maternal deaths annually. Productivity losses can be conservatively estimated to be at least 2-3 percent of GDP annually. Nutrition… 

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